Embraer has delivered the 1,100th E-Jet production aircraft.
The manufacturer landed over the 1,100th production E-Jet to Grupo AeroMexico, during a ceremony held in the group’s maintenance center at Aeropuerto Benito Juárez Internacional in Mexico City.
AeroMexico’s new E-Jet, an Embraer 190, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America. It will be operated by Grupo Aeromexico regional-airline subsidiary AeroMexico Connect.
“Embraer has been a very important ally for over 10 years; currently, over 50 per cent of our fleet is comprised of these Brazilian aircraft,” said Andres Conesa, Grupo Aeromexico’s CEO. “In Aeromexico we feel very proud to be the carrier that receives 1,100th Embraer E-Jet and integrate it into our fleet, one of the most modern in the industry.”
Grupo Aeromexico operates a fleet of 62 Embraer jets through its regional brand, Aeromexico Connect: 27 Embraer 190s, six Embraer 170s, three Embraer 175s and 26 ERJ-145s.
The first delivery of an E -Jet to a Latin American carrier took place in 2005. Currently, eight airlines from seven countries in Latin America operate Embraer E-Jets.
Embraer claims leadership of the market segment of jets up to 130 seats in Latin America, saying it has a 70 per cent market share.
The Embraer E-Jets family entered revenue service in 2004. Today E-Jets are flying with 65 airlines from 45 countries and the Brazilian manufacturer says it holds a 62 per cent market share, based on deliveries, in the market segment of jets with capacities up to 130 seats.
In June 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of the E-Jets family – the Embraer E-Jets E2 family. The first E-Jet E2 is slated to enter service in 2018.