The E195-E2, the biggest aircraft developed by Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, began its global demonstration tour at the Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport on Monday.
John Slattery, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said the single-aisle E195-E2 is "the ideal aircraft" for growing regional business and complementing existing low-cost and mainline fleets.
Its maximum range is 4,815 km with a full passenger load. Airlines may choose to configure the cabin in two classes with 120 seats or a single class with up to 146 seats.
Guan Dongyuan, president of Embraer China, said with rising air travel demand from second- and third-tier cities, China has introduced a series of policies to support the development of regional aviation, creating huge market potential.
In April, the E195-E2 received type certification from the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency.
As one of the leading manufacturers of commercial jets of up to 150 seats, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft since its founding in 1969.