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Embraer Delivers 1,800th E-Jet

The world's third largest commercial jet manufacturer celebrates delivery milestone.

Embraer delivered the E190-E2 jet to Royal Jordanian Airlines on Thursday. The navy green jet sports a decal marking the jet manufacturer’s 1,800th E-Jet delivery milestone. (Photo: Embraer)

Brazilian-based jet manufacturer Embraer reached a new milestone by delivering its 1800th E-Jet production aircraft on Thursday.

According to a press release from the company, the new Azorra-owned E190-E2 was handed over to Royal Jordanian Airlines at Embraer’s facility in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil.

This delivery marks the third E2 for the airline, which also operates four first-generation E-Jets. Royal Jordanian Airlines will receive a total of eight E2s under its existing deal with Embraer and Azorra.

Since the company’s founding, Embraer’s E-Jets have serviced fleets of 90 airlines and leasing companies from over 60 countries. The E190-E2 is part of a family of advanced-generation E-Jets in the under-150-seat market that are quiet, low-polluting, and fuel-efficient. In 20 years of service, the E-Jets have carried two billion passengers on 26 million flights a distance of nearly 87 million miles.

Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, attributed the longevity of the E-Jets program to Embraer’s focus on excellence and continuous improvement.

“It’s great to mark this milestone along with two key partners, RJ and Azorra,” Meijer said in a press release. “We’re always looking for ways to make our aircraft better – reducing operating costs, extending maintenance intervals and adding new technology.”

Additionally, Meijer said that Embraer will announce a number of performance improvements for the E2 later this year, noting that it is ready to fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

“The E2 continues to demonstrate its advantages in fuel burn, emissions, quietness, reliability, and passenger comfort, and airlines are taking notice,” Meijer said.

Embraer is the third largest commercial jet manufacturer in the world behind Boeing and Airbus. The company has over 18,000 employees and has delivered over 8,000 airplanes since it was founded 20 years ago.

A report published on Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal claims that Embraer is planning a new 737-sized jet to rival Boeing. Embraer countered this report, however, saying the company has no plans for a major cycle of spending, according to another article published by Reuters that same day.

AirlineGeeks.com Staff

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