On March 8, Embraer Commercial Aviation marks a milestone in its E-Jets production program – the 10-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.

On March 8, Embraer Commercial Aviation marks a milestone in its E-Jets production program – the 10-year anniversary of the first aircraft deliveries.

LOT Polish Airlines and US Airways each received an Embraer 170 on March 8, 2004, becoming the first two customers to take delivery of Embraer E-Jets.


LOT Polish Airlines was the first carrier to operate a commercial flight with an Embraer E-Jet when, on March 17, 2004, the airline flew its first Embraer 170 from Warsaw to Vienna on revenue service

LOT Polish Airlines was the first carrier to operate a commercial flight with an Embraer E-Jet when, on March 17, 2004, the airline flew its first Embraer 170 from Warsaw to Vienna on revenue service

 

US Airways was the launch customer of the E-Jet in the United States. LOT Polish Airlines 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,” says Paulo Cesar Silva, president & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

“Over these 10 years, we have continuously worked to improve the E-Jet family by perfecting its performance and reducing operating costs,” adds Silva. “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.”

US Airways Embraer 190 N947UW begins its take-off run at Philadelphia International Airport

US Airways Embraer 190 N947UW begins its take-off run at Philadelphia International Airport

 

Embraer is the only manufacturer to have developed a family of four modern aircraft specifically for the 70-to-130-seat capacity segment. Rival Bombardier Aerospace uses two commercial-jet families to cover the segment (and a bit beyond): the CRJ Series, now comprising four models, seating from 70 to 100 passengers; and the CSeries family, which to date has two models which together seat from 110 to 160 passengers.

Since the formal launch of the E-Jets program in 1999, Embraer E-Jets have redefined the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating for airlines which have other business models, according to the Brazilian manufacturer. Today, E-Jets are flying with mainline carriers, low-cost carriers, regional airlines and scheduled tour companies.

In September 2013, Embraer delivered its 1,000th E-Jet. The Embraer 175 was delivered to Republic Airlines, a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings Inc. of the U.S.

This Embraer 175, delivered to Republic Airlines on September 13, 2013 for operation on the American Eagle network, was the 1,000th production Embraer E-Jet to be delivered

This Embraer 175, delivered to Republic Airlines on September 13, 2013 for operation on the American Eagle network, was the 1,000th production Embraer E-Jet to be delivered

 

During 2013, also, the worldwide E-Jets fleet surpassed 10 million flight hours over the life of the program, during which the fleet had carried some 540 million passengers.

According to Embraer, the average mission completion rate for the Embraer E-Jets fleet is 99.9 per cent and the global E-Jets fleet has logged more than 7 million flight cycles.

E-Jets operators have access to a strategically located worldwide customer support and services network of 37 maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service centers, 12 of which are authorized by Embraer and 25 which are independent.

The 13th Embraer E-Jet delivered to Kenya Airways was the 900th E-Jet delivered overall by Embraer. The manufacturer handed over the Embraer 190 to the airline on October 10, 2012

The 13th Embraer E-Jet delivered to Kenya Airways was the 900th E-Jet delivered overall by Embraer. The manufacturer handed over the Embraer 190 to the airline on October 10, 2012

 

Today Embraer E-Jets command a 50 per cent share of orders and a 62 per cent share of deliveries in the 70-to-130-seat jet segment, according to Embraer. E-Jets are operated by 65 airline companies in 45 countries.

In June 2013, the manufacturer launched the Embraer E-Jets E2  family, the second generation of the E-Jets family. The first Embraer E-Jet E2 is scheduled for customer delivery in 2018.

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