Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required
Introduction 
September 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We started an analysis of what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats last week, where we compared Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus A220-300. We began by comparing the fundamentals: their size, their engines, physical data and how these would compare in a normalized way. Now we continue by looking at the drag characteristics of the airframes and what this means for their fuel consumption. Summary:
  • Any difference in fuel consumption between the E195-E2 and the A220-300 will be done to the optimization of the airframes, as they share the same engine.
  • The drag picture for the E195-E2 versus the A220-300 is a mixed bag. One is better on normalized friction drag (drag due to size) the other on induced drag (drag due to weight).

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