Embraer Delivers 1700th E-Jet

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Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has reached a new milestone in its E-Jet program, the delivery of the 1700th aircraft.

The E195-E2, leased by Aircastle, was delivered to KLM Cityhopper in a ceremony held at Embraer’s São José dos Campos facility.

E195-E2 makes debut touchdown at London City Airport.

The configuration of KLM’s Cityhopper E195-E2 is 132 seats in three classes: Business Class, Economy Comfort and Economy. This delivery is the 60th E-Jet for the airline.

E-Jets have enjoyed global success in the fleets of 150 airlines and leasing companies from more than 50 countries since the first aircraft entered revenue service in 2004. The E195-E2 is part of a family of advanced-generation E-Jets that offer the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150 seat market.

Speaking at the ceremony in Brazil, Warner Rootliep, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper, highlighted the efficiency of the E2 in his address, “We are proud, that with the latest addition to our KLM Cityhopper fleet, Embraer reaches this great milestone, namely the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft. A great moment to celebrate the many years of collaboration between KLM Cityhopper and Embraer. This E2 will bring us further to become one of the leaders in transforming the aviation industry to become more sustainable.”

Porter Airlines orders a further 20 Embraer E195-E2s.

Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer’s President and CEO, attributed the longevity of the E-Jets program to continuous improvement. “We’re always looking for ways to make our aircraft better – reducing operating costs, extending maintenance intervals, and adding new technology. And recently the E2 has also proven it can fly on 100% SAF, which makes them even more sustainable.” He also cited KLM’s leadership in the environmental field. “I can think of no better customer than KLM to showcase the E2’s sustainable attributes.”

Embraer’s E-Jets family has logged in excess of 1.900 orders from more than 100 customers. Today, 80 airlines fly Embraer E-Jets.

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