Sao Paulo - Embraer has delivered the 1500th E-Jet, an E175 for the Alaska Airlines subsidiary Horizon Air. The Brazilian manufacturer delivered the very first E-jet to LOT Polish Airlines in March 2004.
The E-Jet series turned out to be a hit in the following years. Embraer became the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 with more than 100 customers around the world.
Embraer has so far received nearly 1800 orders for its E-Jet family regional jets and has now delivered the 1500th copy.
In addition to proven reliability, E-Jets have a global support network and strategically located customer services, four of which are owned by Embraer and 13 are licensed.
In 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of E-Jets, the E2 family. Compared to the first generation, E2 jets have new engines and improved wing design.
The program consists of three aircraft - the E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2. In April 2018, the first E190-E2 was delivered to Widerøe in Norway, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia.
The first E195-E2 is expected to enter service in 2019 and the first E175-E2 in 2020, both at Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.
On December 17, Embraer concluded negotiations with Boeing to form a joint venture that would allow both companies to compete better in the global airliner market.