Embraer has announced that it reached a new milestone with the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft from its E-Jet program. The aircraft, an E195-E2, was handed over to KLM Cityhopper during a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, on Thursday. The E-Jet family, which entered service in 2004, includes the E170, E175, E190 and E195 along with the updated “E2” versions.
“We’re always looking for ways to make our aircraft better—reducing operating costs, extending maintenance intervals, and adding new technology,” said Embraer President and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto. “And recently the E2 has also proven it can fly on 100% SAF, which makes them even more sustainable. I can think of no better customer than KLM to showcase the E2’s sustainable attributes.”
Embraer reports that it has more than 1,900 orders from over 100 customers for E-Jet family aircraft. The E-Jets are designed for the under-150-seat commercial market with the largest, the E195-E2, seating up to 146 passengers. E-Jet models are currently in operation with 80 airlines globally.