Embraer has delivered the 1,700th production aircraft, marking a new achievement for the E-Jet program.
At a ceremony held at Embraer’s plant in So José dos Campos, the Aircastle leased E195-E2 was delivered to KLM Cityhopper.
Since the first aircraft entered revenue service in 2004, E-Jets have found success on a global scale in the fleets of 150 airlines and leasing businesses from more than 50 countries.
The E195-E2 is a member of the advanced-generation E-Jet series, which provides the quietest, least polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the market for aircraft with less than 150 seats.
With room for 146 passengers, the E195-E2 is Embraer’s largest commercial aircraft. There are 132 seats total on the KLM Cityhopper configuration, divided into three classes: Business Class, Economy Comfort, and Economy Class.
The airline operating the largest mixed fleet in Europe—47 first-generation E2s and 13 advanced generations E2s—receives its 60th E-Jet today. With options for an additional 10, KLC has placed orders for 12 more E195-E2s.
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.”
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.”
The creative E-Jets family from Embraer keeps revolutionizing commercial aviation. More than 100 clients have placed more than 1,900 orders through the program.
80 airlines now use Embraer E-Jets. The adaptable aircraft are in service with low-cost, regional, and mainline carriers on every continent.