Embraer confirms delivery of 1,400th E-Jet to American Airlines
December 11, 2017: Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has set a new milestone for the delivery of its 1,400th E-Jet—an E175 to the American Airlines in São José dos Campos, Brazil.
American Airlines has selected Envoy Air, its wholly owned subsidiary to operate the aircraft.
According to sources, American Airlines has been long standing customer of Embraer since last two decades.
Currently, Envoy is one of the original ERJ operators and currently has over 100 ERJs in its fleet. Combining the 2013 and 2017 E-Jet orders, American Airlines has ordered 74 E175s and selected Envoy to operate 54 of those E175s, which is its 44th E175 delivery.
“The E-Jet program is one of the most popular aircraft programs in history, which has been instrumental in shaping the 70 to 130-seat market. To celebrate the 1,400th E-Jet delivery with our longtime friends, American Airlines and Envoy is truly a special moment for us, especially after they took delivery of their first E175 just two years ago,” said John Slattery, president & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
“We understand that being part of an airline’s fleet is also being part of their vision, family, and brand. That’s why, as the market leader of this segment, we are committed to continuously raising the standard to provide products and solutions that ultimately benefit their customers,” said Slattery.
“Going back to our first jets in 1998, Envoy has enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Embraer,” said Pedro Fábregas, president and CEO of Envoy Air.
“They take great pride in the aircraft they produce, and it shows in the quality of the E175 being delivered today. Our employees love operating the aircraft as much as our customers enjoy traveling on it, so we are delighted to share in this important milestone. We look forward to receiving 10 more E175s soon, and operating these outstanding aircraft for many years to come,” said Fábregas.
Embraer’s E-Jet family, which was launched in 1999 has made its mark in the aviation landscape as it’s the only manufacturer to develop a modern family of four aircraft specifically targeted for the 70 to 130-seat segment.
With an average mission completion rate of 99.9 percent and over 16 million flight cycles, the E-Jet fleet has surpassed the 22 million flight hour milestone. In addition to its proven reliability, E-Jets have a strategically-located global network of customer support and services with more than 40 MRO centers, nine of which are authorized and over 31 are independent.