• Chidozie Uzoezie

Inside Africa's First Embraer E195-E2 Jet

On 28 January, Air Peace, Nigeria's and West Africa’s largest airline, made history as it took delivery of their first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, becoming the first African airline to operate the type. Air Peace's Embraer E195-E2 is powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower Geared Turbofan engines. The aircraft features advanced controls including 4th generation fly-by-wire, making the aircraft not only environmentally friendly, but also quieter than other aircraft in its category.

Among other things that set it apart, the Embraer E2 pushes the technical envelope with its optimized design. Now, let's take a closer look at the interiors of Air Peace's Embraer E195-E2 Jet.

The Cabin The award-winning cabin of the E195-E2 was designed with passengers' comfort and crew efficiency in mind. The interior design is modern and gives passengers the feeling of spaciousness as they would experience on a wide-body aircraft.

Business class cabin

Air Peace's E195-E2 aircraft has a total of 124 seats in a dual-class configuration including 12 seats in the business class cabin and 112 seats in the economy class cabin. Unlike most single-aisle aircraft, the economy class cabin doesn't have middle seats, giving each passenger an unprecedented level of personal space.

Economy class cabin

To enhance passenger comfort, the business class cabin features a staggered seating concept. The staggered seating concept in business class is a first for the segment and is just one of the many reasons the E2 cabin was awarded the Crystal Cabin Award in the Industrial Design and Visionary Concepts category.

In addition to impressive seat width and generous legroom, passengers flying on Air Peace's E195-E2 jet will also experience a quieter cabin as the aircraft generates only 19dB to 20dB of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) noise margin.

The Cockpit The cockpit of the E195-E2 is the modern definition of a sleek, cozy, and comfortable workstation, allowing the cockpit crew to work in utmost comfort. It features a dark and quiet design philosophy that maximizes ergonomic benefits and safety while minimizing workload.

On the flightdeck, electronic flightbags allow pilots to access real-time data which is continually analyzed so that the aircraft flies in the most economical way. Air Peace is the launch customer in Africa for the Embraer E2. The delivered jet is the first of 13 firm E195-E2 orders, with 17 purchase rights. The airline expects to take delivery of two more aircraft soon.

About the author

Chidozie Uzoezie is a Content Creator, Aviation Analyst, and a Travel Blogger. He is also the Founder of the African Aviation Group on Facebook. You can reach him via WhatsApp on +234(0) 817 837 9876 or via e-mail:

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