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Embraer Celebrates Ten Years of E-Jet Deliveries
São José dos Campos, Brazil, March 7, 2014 – This month, Embraer Commercial Aviation celebrates another historic milestone in its E-Jets program – the ten year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries. On March 8, 2004, LOT Polish Airlines and US Airways each received an E170. US Airways was the launch customer of the E-Jet in the USA. LOT was the first airline to operate a commercial E-Jet flight when the aircraft flew between Warsaw and Vienna on March 17, 2004.
“E-Jets revolutionized the market for medium-sized jets by incorporating a more spacious cabin for greater passenger comfort, and by making it versatile for operators to optimally manage their fleets,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Over these ten years, we have continuously worked to improve the E-Jet family by perfecting its performance and reducing operating costs. This ensures that our customers have the best product in the up to 130-seat jet category and some of the best operational support services in the industry.”
Embraer is the only manufacturer to have developed a family of four modern airplanes specifically for the 70 to 130-seat capacity segment. Since the formal launch of the program in 1999, Embraer E-Jets have redefined the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating in other business applications. Today, E-Jets are flying with mainline carriers, low-cost and regional airlines, and with scheduled tour companies.
In September 2013, Embraer delivered its 1,000th E-Jet. The E175 was delivered to Republic Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. of the USA. That same year, the worldwide E-Jets fleet surpassed 10 million flight hours and carried some 540 million passengers.
Besides their proven reliability (the average mission completion rate is 99.9%), the global
E-Jets fleet has logged more than seven million flight cycles. E-Jets operators have access to a strategically located worldwide customer support and services network of 37 service centers (MROs), 12 of which are authorized and 25 which are independent.
Embraer E-Jets command a 50% share of orders, a 62% share of deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat jet segment, and are in the fleets of 65 airline companies from 45 countries. In June 2013, Embraer launched E-Jets E2, the second generation of the E-Jets family. The first E2 is scheduled for customer delivery in 2018.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation
Embraer is the world leader in manufacturing commercial jets with up to 130 seats. About 900 airplanes of the ERJ 145 family of regional jets with 37, 44, and 50 seats, have been delivered to airline companies, since they were introduced to the market, in 1996. The E-Jets family includes four aircraft that have from 70 to 130 seats. With their advanced engineering, high level of efficiency, ergonomic and spacious cabins with two seats on either side of the aisle, and attractive operating economics, the E170, E175, E190, and E195 established a new standard it their category. Since E-Jets entered service in 2004, Embraer has received more than 1,400 firm orders. Over 1,000 E-Jets have been delivered and are in service with some 65 airline companies from 45 countries. Embraer E-Jets are also popular with leasing companies – nearly thirty have added the aircraft to their portfolios. E-Jets are flying with mainline carriers, low-cost and regional airlines, and scheduled tour companies.
In 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of E-Jets, E-Jets E2, consisting of three new airplanes – E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 – in the 70 to 130 passenger segment. The E190-E2 is scheduled to enter revenue service in the first half of 2018 followed by the E195-E2 in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
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