|Quoting Vfw614 (Reply 3):|
A further stretch would probably only make sense if another 4 or 5 rows could be added, making it 34 rows at 2+2 in a high density layout. Would that be acceptable for non-LCC carriers ? It would be a cabin length similar to an Airbus A321 - but not at 6 but at 4 abreast.
That's 136 seats in a 2x2 configuration. I am not sure if Embraer would go that far, but I believe 120-125 seats is more likely their limit (if at all).
Also, I read somewhere recently that Embraer's Mauricio Botelho is interested in being part of the team (partner, supplier, ??) for the narrowbody replacements. Getting the E-195X too close to Boeing and Airbus true territory would not make Embraer a good bed fellow. However, if they are left out, I believe Embraer will come up with a way to develop another platform, like a 3 x 2 all new design in a few years when an engine is developed.