Helvetic Airways of Switzerland has taken delivery of the first of four new E195-E2 aircraft at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. Helvetic will receive three further E195-E2s by the end of next month, July 2021.
Helvetic ordered 12 E-Jet E2s in 2018 to support its fleet renewal initiative: eight E190-E2s (already in service) and four E195-E2s (converted from the original E190-E2 order). The airline also holds purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. The Helvetic fleet also includes four first-generation E190s. Once the three remaining E195-E2s have been delivered, the carrier will have a fleet of 16 E-Jets.
With Embraer, the airline has developed a fleet providing maximum flexibility to deploy its 134-seat E195-E2s, 110-seat E190-E2s, and 112-seat E190s across its European network. Thanks to the common crew type rating for all E-Jets, Helvetic can seamlessly schedule the three different E-Jet models to satisfy variations in demand, maximizing operating economics.