3 OCTOBER 2022


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Article from BTNews 3 OCTOBER 2022

Embraer E-jet

It is a long time ago, but Malcolm Ginsberg was at the rollout of the first E170 E-Jet on 29 October 2001, at São José dos Campos with Moritz Suter, President of the lead customer airline Crossair, among the guests.  He predicted a great future for the aircraft.

Embraer has now reached a new milestone with the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft. The E195-E2 was handed over to KLM Cityhopper (KLC) at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos.

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.

The E195-E2 is Embraer’s largest commercial aircraft with seating for up to 146 passengers. The KLC configuration has 132 seats in three zones – Business Class, Economy Comfort, and Economy Class. Today’s delivery is the 60th E-Jet for the airline which operates a mixed fleet of 47 first and 13 advanced generation E2s, the largest in Europe. KLC has 12 further E195-E2s on order, with options for ten more.  

Francisco Gomes Neto, President and CEO, Embraer, attributed the longevity of the E-Jets programme 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.”


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