This Embraer Shark Plane Has No Dreaded Middle Seats

first_img Watch: Plane Lands on Highway, Gets ‘Pulled Over’ in WashingtonWatch: Wild Turbulence Throws Flight Attendant Into Cabin Ceiling Stay on target It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a great white shark.Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is turning heads with its new E190-E2 plane, painted up in a special great white shark livery.The jet, nicknamed the “Shark Profit Hunter” has been touring the world, making appearances at various airshows, including at Airshow China 2018, held earlier this month in Zhuhai in Guangdong Province. It’s the show plane for Boeing and Embraer’s E2 family of regional jets, which encompasses the E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2.Embraer’s “Shark Profit Hunter” has been making appearances at air shows, including at Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai, China. (Photo Credit: VCG via Getty Images)The E190-E2 boasts a 2-2 seating configuration, getting rid of the dreaded middle seats. It also features re-designed, larger windows to make the cabin brighter, overhead bins that are 40 percent larger and able to fit standard carry-on luggage wheels-first, and no under-seat support rails to impede legroom.“Preserving passenger personal space is the goal,” Rodrigo Silva e Souza, vice-president of marketing for Embraer Commercial Aviation, told CNN Travel.The shark-themed E190-E2 aircraft arrives at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in Chengdu, China. (Photo Credit: VCG via Getty Images)The aircraft can carry up to 150 passengers, and is the world’s “quietest, cleanest and most efficient new generation single-aisle aircraft in the segment,” according to an Embraer press release. The jet is said to burn 17 per cent less fuel than its predecessor, the E190. It’s main rival is the new Airbus A220 plane.The E190-E2 is currently in commercial operation with Norway’s Widerøe, since April of this year, and Embraer forecasts 2,820 commercial aircraft up to 150 seats to be delivered over the next 20 years to European operators.The cabin is a max capacity 114 seat at 29” pitch and 2-degrees of recline. Comfortable enough for a one to two hour flight, but two-two seating is a spacious standard for the E2 (like the E1). #E190E2 pic.twitter.com/OsO91vCyBC— Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) April 3, 2018Embraer has highlighted Alaska Airlines, Spirit Airlines and United Airlines as US carriers that would most benefit from operating E2 jets, FlightGlobal reported. However, the first E175-E2 orders are not scheduled for delivery until 2021In the meantime, look out for a shark on the runway.More on Geek.com:Watch: Scary Cockpit Footage of Plane Landing in ThunderstormReach for the Sky in New ‘Toy Story’-Themed PlaneRussian Cargo Plane Drops Precious Metals Onto Runwaylast_img

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