Published on September 1st, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Embraer E2 Profit Hunter to Visit Shannon for SILC 2019

The world’s newest commercial airliner, the Embraer E2 Profit Hunter will visit Shannon for the Shannon International Leasing Conference on 7th and 8th November. The aircraft is brimming with technology from nose to tail. Full fly-by-wire, high-aspect ratio wings and the use of smart materials are just some of the technologies that are helping to deliver the class-leading efficiencies and performance. The E2’s ‘Tech Lion’ livery showcases this technology to stunning effect.

SILC 2019 will be held on Thursday and Friday 7th & 8th November 2019 at the Strand Limerick on Thursday and on Friday at ASL Hangar, Shannon Airport.

The Embraer E-Jet E2 family are medium-range jet airliners succeeding the original E-Jet. The program was launched at the Paris Air Show in 2013. The first variant, the E190-E2, took its first flight on 23 May 2016 and was certified on February 28, 2018 before entering service with Widerøe on 24 April. The three twinjet variants share the same four-abreast narrow-body fuselage with different lengths and three different new wings, Pratt & Whitney PW1000G turbofans in two sizes, fly-by-wire controls with new avionics, and an updated cabin.

Embraer targets 16 to 24% lower fuel burn and 15–25% lower maintenance cost per seat. In the E190-E2, of the 17.3% better fuel burn, 11% comes from the geared turbofan, 4.8% from the improved aerodynamics of the new high aspect ratio wing and 1.5% from the fly-by-wire’s 15% smaller tail surfaces.

President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation is Ennis born John Slattery.

Further information about the Shannon International Leasing Conference (SILC) is available at

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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