Embraer has reached a new milestone on the E-Jet programme, the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft. The Aircastle-leased E195-E2 was handed over to KLM Cityhopper 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 KLM Cityhopper configuration has 132 seats in three zones – Business Class, Economy Comfort and Economy Class. This latest 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. KLM Cityhopper has 12 further E195-E2s on order, with options for ten more.