Industry Embraer delivers E-Jet Number 1600 to Helvetic

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced, it has delivered the 1600th E-Jet.

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Embraer has celebrated the delivery of E-Jet Number 1600. Customer Helvetic Airways of Switzerland took delivery of the E190-E2. This delivery is another milestone and confirmation for the success of the E-Jet family.

Since the first-generation E-Jets entered into service back in 2004, more than 80 airlines and leasing companies from across the globe have received aircraft from the E-Jet family. Embraer has its main focus on designing aircraft in the 70-to-150-seat passenger segment.

“It’s an honor in my new role as President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation to deliver this landmark aircraft. It’s a tremendous milestone in the E-Jets program and in the company’s history,” said Arjan Meijer. “Over the years I have been personally very close to Helvetic and their E-Jets fleet planning project. Everyone at Embraer is extremely proud to see such a renowned airline flying our 1,600th production E-Jet.”

Currently, more than 1,900 aircraft are on order. When delivered, more than 100 operators are expected to perform revenue flights with Embraer´s E-Jet family. Globally, the fleet of E-Jets has accumulated more than 30 million flight hours with an average mission completion rate of 99,9%.

Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways added: “We are especially proud to receive an E2 aircraft in these challenging times for our industry [...] And it’s a genuine privilege to share this special moment with Embraer. We’ve received very positive feedback on the E190-E2, from our passengers and our crews, since we introduced it into our fleet. We couldn’t be happier with the aircraft’s performance. The fuel burn is even lower than expected, which makes the airplane even more environmentally friendly. And we’re looking forward to resuming operations soon – with our milestone E190-E2 as well.”

Helvetic took delivery of its first state-of-the-art Embraer E190-E2 in October last year. Currently, the airline is restructuring its fleet by successively phasing out older-generation E-Jet aircraft. Since the first delivery, Embraer delivered four additional E190-E2s with 7 more to come. Helvetic also holds purchase rights for additional 12 E190-E2 with conversion rights to the larger E195-E2, when needed.

Embraer´s E190-E2 is part of three aircraft in the second generation of the E-Jet family. Embraer is also developing and delivering the E175-E2 and the E195-E2. Helvetic is currently operating with 11 older E190s. The carrier was founded in 2003, has its main hub at Zurich and previously operated with Fokker 100 and Airbus A319 aircraft.

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