Embraer said it delivered the 1,200th aircraft of the E-Jets family.
The commemorative aircraft, an E195 model, was received by Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A., a Brazilian airline, which operates the largest fleet of this jet type in the world.
The first delivery of an E-Jet to Azul occurred in December 2008, making it the first Brazilian airline to operate an aircraft from this family of commercial jets. The initial agreement was for 36 firm orders: 31 E195 and five E190 jets. Today, the airline has a total of 88 E-Jets in operation.
In May 2015, Embraer and Azul signed a purchase agreement for 50 E195-E2 jets, with 30 firm orders and 20 additional purchase rights. The first delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
Embraer is the only manufacturer to develop a modern family of four airplanes specifically targeted for the 70 to 130-seat segment. Since the formal launch of the program, in 1999, the E-Jets have redefined the traditional concept of regional aircraft to operate in other markets, flying with traditional airlines, low cost and regional as well as charter companies.
The E-Jets family entered revenue service in 2004. Currently, E-Jets are flying with 70 airlines from 50 countries, holding a 60 percent market share, based on deliveries, in the segment of jets with capacity up to 130 seats.
Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras has a fleet of 140 aircraft, more than 10,000 employees, over 900 departures per day, 100+ destinations being served, and one-third of all the departures in the country.
Embraer is the world´s leading manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. Nearly 900 aircraft from the 37, 44, and 50-seat ERJ 145 family of regional jets have been delivered to airlines since their introduction in 1996. The E-Jet family includes four larger aircraft that have between 70 and 130 seats.
The E170, E175, E190, and E195 set the standard in their category with their advanced engineering, high degree of efficiency, spacious, ergonomic cabins with two-by-two seating, and attractive operating economics. Since E-Jets entered revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received almost 1,700 firm orders for this aircraft family. More than 1,200 have been delivered.