Embraer is reaching a significant milestone, today, with the delivery of its 700th E-Jet – an EMBRAER 190. The handover ceremony to British Airways will be held this evening at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos, Brazil, a little over a year after the 600th E-Jet was delivered, in September 2009. The aircraft will be operated by BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary, which operates international and domestic routes from London City Airport (LCY).
“The delivery of the 700th E-Jet is a great achievement for Embraer, and we are especially proud that such an internationally renowned, world-class airline is the recipient,” said Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “British Airways is a very special customer and we are satisfied to see the full benefits of the E-Jets being put to good use at LCY and across BA CityFlyer’s growing network.”
The aircraft is configured with 98 seats. It will join BA CityFlyer’s fleet of ten E-Jets: five EMBRAER 170s and five EMBRAER 190s. Last month, the airline confirmed two additional options for the EMBRAER 190, which will increase its fleet to 13 E-Jets by the second half of 2011.
“It’s a great honor for BA CityFlyer to be a part of this highlight in Embraer’s history, by receiving the 700th E-Jet,” said Peter Simpson, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer. “A little over a year after we began operating the E-Jets in our fleet, we can affirm that the introduction of this aircraft family has been a great success, and we have received very positive feedback from our customers. Having a combination of the EMBRAER 170s and EMBRAER 190s in the same fleet gives us superb flexibility, enabling us to match capacity with demand on our existing routes and to develop our network.”
About the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family
The EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emission levels and a spacious cabin without middle seats.
The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters) and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,448 kilometers). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft – EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 – results in exceptional savings for carriers, in terms of crew training and costs of spare parts and maintenance. Another key feature of the E-Jets is the state-of-the- art, fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.
The double-bubble fuselage design provides superior comfort and includes two main passenger entrances and two service doors, thus minimizing aircraft turn-around time. The EJets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities. For more details, visit EmbraerCommercialJets.com/.
The E-Jets have achieved outstanding success, with more than 900 firm orders logged and 700 jets in operation, worldwide. They have accumulated 4.8 million flight hours and transported more than 200 million passengers. This proven family is helping airlines to right size low load factor narrowbody routes, to replace older, inefficient aircraft, and to develop new markets with lower operating costs, greater efficiency, and outstanding passenger comfort. To better understand the benefits of these aircraft, when substituting older jets, visit eforefficiency.com/.
Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On September 30, 2010, Embraer had a workforce of 17,009 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 15.3 billion.
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