Sao Paulo - On Tuesday, December 6, Embraer celebrated the delivery of the 1400th E-Jet, an E175, during a ceremony held at the company's factory in São José dos Campos.
The aircraft will be operated by Envoy Air, a subsidiary of the American Airlines group. The jet, however, will be operated in the colors of regional American Eagle Airlines.
The E-Jets program, one of the most successful aeronautics programs in history, has been instrumental in shaping the market for 70- to 130-seat jets as we know it today. Celebrating the delivery of the 1,400th E-Jet with our longtime partners, American Airlines and Envoy, is truly a unique moment for us, especially after only two years of delivery of the first E175,said John Slattery, president, and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
American Airlines has been a customer of Embraer for more than 20 years and Envoy is one of the first operators of the ERJ family, with more than 100 jets of these models in the fleet. Considering the orders for E-Jets made in 2013 and 2017, American Airlines has already ordered 74 E175, of which 54 are / will be operated by Envoy. The latest delivery represents the Envoy's 44th E175.
By acquiring our first jets in 1998, Envoy built a long and very successful partnership with Embraer,says Pedro Fábregas, Envoy Air's president & CEO.
Our employees love to operate the aircraft as much as our customers like travel in them, so we are very pleased to participate in this historic moment. We will receive another 10 E175 jets very soon and be able to operate them for a long time,he added.
Launched in 1999 and in operation since 2004, the E-Jets family is today the world's best-selling series of 70 to 130 seat aircraft. According to the manufacturer, the models of this line add up to more than 16 million flight cycles (takeoff, cruise, and landing) and about 22 million hours flown and one billion passengers transported.
Embraer is in the final stage of certification for the E190-E2, the first model of the new generation E-Jets. The first delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for April 2018, for the Norwegian regional airline operator Widerøe. The manufacturer is also working on the E195-E2 project, the largest commercial airliner ever developed in Brazil, scheduled to debut in 2019, and the E175-E2 by mid-2021.