Embraer delivers 1,800th E-Jet aircraft

Brazilian aerospace manufacturer Embraer has reached a new milestone with the delivery of its 1,800th E-Jet production aircraft. The aircraft, an E190-E2 model, was handed over to Royal Jordanian Airlines at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil on May 2nd.

The newly delivered E190-E2 is owned by aircraft lessor Azorra and is the third E2 jet for Royal Jordanian. The airline currently operates a fleet of four first-generation E-Jets and will receive a total of eight E2 aircraft under an existing deal.

Samer Majali, Vice Chairman and CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, expressed delight in the milestone celebration, stating, “The E2 family of aircraft supports our strategic aims and seamlessly integrates with our vision for regional connectivity and growth. This represents a pivotal role in our fleet modernization efforts, offering unmatched efficiency, flexibility, and passenger satisfaction.”

Since the E-Jet program’s launch in 2004, the aircraft have been delivered to 90 airlines and leasing companies across more than 60 countries. Over their 20 years of service, E-Jets have carried two billion passengers on 26 million flights, covering a distance of 140 million kilometers.

John Evans, CEO of Azorra, said, “For Azorra to be part of this milestone is a true honor. With our E2 orderbook and growing number of airline customers, we continue to see a bright future for these aircraft and the compelling efficiency, superior passenger experience and clear economic advantages they provide.”

The E190-E2 is part of Embraer’s advanced-generation E-Jet family, designed to offer quieter operations, lower emissions, and improved fuel efficiency in the under 150-seat market segment.

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, attributed the program’s longevity to the company’s focus on continuous improvement, highlighting plans to announce performance enhancements for the E2 later this year, including its readiness for 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) operations.

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