The Embraer ‘Shark Profit Hunter’ demo jet that’s turning heads as it tours the world

Embraer, you have our attention – and everybody else’s, it would seem.

The aircraft manufacturer sent one of its new E190-E2 jets, nicknamed the ‘Shark Profit Hunter’, on a world tour to show off its capabilities – and guaranteed it would turn heads by giving it a jaw-dropping shark livery.

The aircraft will be in Dublin on Thursday on the final leg of its tour, having already visited the US, Africa and China.

Embraer sent one of its new E190-E2 jets on a world tour to show off its capabilities – and guaranteed it would turn heads by giving it a jaw-dropping shark livery. It's pictured here in China

Embraer sent one of its new E190-E2 jets on a world tour to show off its capabilities – and guaranteed it would turn heads by giving it a jaw-dropping shark livery. It’s pictured here in China

The aircraft will be in Dublin on Thursday on the final leg of its tour, having already visited the US, Africa and China

The aircraft will be in Dublin on Thursday on the final leg of its tour, having already visited the US, Africa and China

Embraer claims that it burns 17 per cent less fuel than its predecessor, the E190.

This, it says, makes it the most efficient single-aisle aircraft on the market.

One of the most significant plus points for passengers is that the cabin configuration is always 2-2, meaning the dreaded middle seat is never on the cards.

The E190-E2 has been in commercial operation with Norway’s Widerøe since April of this year.

Three jets have already accumulated close to 2,000 flight hours achieving schedule reliability of more than 99 per cent, Embraer said.

The E190-E2 is currently in commercial operation with Norway’s Widerøe, since April of this year. The 'Shark Profit Hunter' is pictured here at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai city, in Guangdong province

The E190-E2 is currently in commercial operation with Norway’s Widerøe, since April of this year. The ‘Shark Profit Hunter’ is pictured here at the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai city, in Guangdong province

Embraer forecasts 2,820 commercial aircraft up to 150 seats to be delivered over the next 20 years to European and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States – former USSR republics) operators.

The aircraft’s main rival is Airbus’s A220.

This model is flown by Swiss, AirBaltic, Korean Air and, from 2019, Delta.

The Brazilian company was founded in 1969 and says that it transports about 145 million passengers a year.

It is the world’s third-largest aircraft manufacturer with around $6billion (£4.7million) in sales.

It offers a range of civil and military aircraft as well as business jets. 

One of the most significant plus points for passengers aboard the E190-E2 (flight deck pictured) is that the cabin configuration is always 2-2, meaning the dreaded middle seat is never on the cards

One of the most significant plus points for passengers aboard the E190-E2 (flight deck pictured) is that the cabin configuration is always 2-2, meaning the dreaded middle seat is never on the cards

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