Airlines Binter receives first Embraer E195-E2
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has delivered the first E195-E2 to a European customer. Binter of Spain took delivery of the aircraft.
Over this course, Embraer held a delivery ceremony with representatives from the airline at the manufacturer´s main facility in Sao Jose dos Compos. Binter is the first European customer to receive the biggest of the three members of the E-Jet E2 family.
“We’re extremely proud to deliver the first E195-E2 in Europe to such an accomplished regional airline. Binter will showcase the very best of the airplane as it expands its network to more cities,” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
In total, Binter has five E-195 E2 aircraft on order, which are set to be delivered in the upcoming months and years. With the new aircraft, Binter hopes to modernize its overall aircraft fleet and to better the flight experience for its customers.
132 passengers can be accommodated on board in a single-class configuration. The airline will use the new aircraft on a route network that includes eight cities in the Canary Islands, nine cities in Africa and two in Portugal.
Binter’s President, Pedro Agustín del Castillo commented: “Today´s event is very special for all of us, who are part of Binter. This Embraer E195-E2 aircraft is an important step in the history of our company that will become a jet operator as well. This new milestone, which coincides with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Binter, adds more advances to the ones that we have made in recent years, and that help to pursue our main objective: the improvement of the connecting of the Canary Islands, both inter-island and with external destinations.”
Embraer´s E2 family consists of the E175-2, E190-E2 and E195-E2. The family was developed to encounter Airbus´ A320neo Family, Boeing´s 737 MAX Family and the CSeries (A220) from Bombardier. Last year, Boeing and Embraer have announced that the U.S.-American manufacturer will acquire the majority stake in the E2-program.
The E195-E2 uses 25.4% less fuel per seat, when compared to the current E195 generation. The new engines, a completely new wing and a new landing gear lead to this bettered environmental performance. Customers can configure the aircraft with 120 seats with two classes or with up to 146 seats in a single-class variant.
Binter Canarias is a Spanish airline based in Gran Canaria. The airline was founded in 1989 and currently operates with a fleet of 26 aircraft, including 22 ATR 72 turboprops, three Bombardier CRJ-1000s and one Embraer E195-E2.
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