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JSX Announces Seattle Expansion

Dallas-based scheduled charter airline JSX, formally JetSuiteX, announced the addition of a new route from Seattle’s Boeing Field to Portland, Ore. beginning April 2, 2020. The new route will operate up to five times daily in each direction and will complement its current existing service to Oakland, Calif. In addition to this being a new route from Boeing Field, it will also mark the entrance of the airline into the Oregon market. The airline has added several new cities over…

Air Kiribati Receives its First ‘Game Changer’ E190-E2

An aircraft delivery this past week represented a landmark for Kiribati's state-owned flag carrier Air Kiribati. The airline received its first Embraer E190-E2 of an order of two and two further purchase rights. The aircraft, it is said, can strongly help the economic development of the isolated country. The aircraft…

Photo Tour: Exploring Embraer’s New E195-E2 Profit Hunter

While Brazilian carrier Azul was getting ready to launch its first flight with the new Embraer 195-E2, the aircraft manufacturer continued its promotional tour to showcase its newest aircraft around the world. AirlineGeeks had the opportunity to have a much closer look at the biggest aircraft of the Embraer family,…

Trip Report: Onboard Azul’s First E195-E2 Flight

One month after having its first Embraer E195-E2 delivered, Azul started commercial flights with the new generation regional jet on Thursday, making a roundtrip between its hub in Campinas and Brazil's capital city of Brasília. PR-PJN, named "Sou Azul" and still the only E2 in Azul's fleet, was designated to…

Embraer Delivers First E195-E2 to Azul

Embraer delivered on Thursday its first E195-E2 next-generation aircraft on Thursday to launch customer Azul Brazilian Airlines and its lessor, AerCap. The delivery ceremony took place at Embraer's main factory in São José dos Campos, Brazil, northeast of Sao Paulo. The E195-E2 is the next-generation equivalent of the E195, predominantly…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…

Embraer’s 50 Years: A Tale of Challenge and Superation

On Aug. 19, 1969, the Brazilian government formally instituted the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica, globally known as Embraer. On this day 50 years ago, what has grown to become the third global producer of civilian aircraft received its distinctive name, although it had been in operation already for a significant…

Embraer Delivers 51 Jets in Recent Quarter

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer announced at the end of July the delivery of a total of 51 jets during the second quarter of 2019.  Of the 51 deliveries, 26 were commercial jets while 25 were executive jets. The manufacturer's current offerings include the popular E-Jet series consisting of the Embraer…

Withdrawn and Repurposed: Where to Find Remaining Commercial ERJ-135 Operators

Although the 50-seat jet market is often criticized for small aircraft, uncomfortable rides and some obnoxiously long routes, these aircraft variants have sold quite well. One of the best selling 50-seat aircraft, the Embraer ERJ-145, has seen over 1,000 units built. However, the smallest version of this aircraft, the Embraer…

Amaszonas Seeks to Grow in Bolivia, Expand in Regional Market

Bolivia has historically been one of the least developed aviation markets in South America. Having a low population density concentrated in a few major cities combined general poverty, it has previously been difficult to establish a recurring domestic customer base. This has begun to change, with extreme poverty in the…