On Thursday 26 July 2018, the Embraer E190-E2 “Profit Hunter” with its shark face, visited Mauritius on its world tour 2018. I had the pleasure to see the aircraft at SSR International Airport with some members of the Aeronautical Society of Mauritius, thanks to Air Mauritius and Embraer. For the occasion the aircraft was towed nose in the ATR42 hangar for the presentation by the Embraer team.
The aircraft is fitted with the latest avionics suite from Honeywell, sporting four 13″ x 10″ displays and the fourth generation fly-by-wire. Two Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan engines ensure an improved fuel consumption. The cabin designed by PriestGoode, provides good confort and is very quiet during flight. It is a serious contender to the Airbus A220.
After the presentation of the aircraft, a 40 minutes demo flight was organised. According to Embraer, it is the right size aircraft for Africa.