Embraer has reached a new delivery milestone on the small narrowbody aircraft programme; the delivery of the 1800th E-Jet production aircraft.

The new Azorra owned E190-E2 was handed over to Royal Jordanian Airlines at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil.

The delivery is the third E2 for the airline which currently also operates four first generation E-Jets. RJ will recieve a total of eight E2s under the existing deal.

E-Jets have enjoyed global success in the fleets of 90 airlines and leasing companies from more than 60 countries since the first aircraft entered service in 2004.

The E190-E2 is part of a family of advanced-generation E-Jets that offer the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150 seat market.

In 20 years of service, the E-Jets have carried two billion passengers on 26 million flights a distance of 140 million kilometres with 90 airlines from 60 countries.

Samer Majali, Vice Chairman and CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, said: “We are delighted to participate in the milestone celebrations for Embraer and the E-jet program, recognising the longstanding collaboration between Royal Jordanian and Embraer, supported by our valued partners at Azorra.

“The E2 family of aircraft supports our strategic aims and seamlessly integrates with our vision for regional connectivity and growth.

“This represents a pivotal role in our fleet modernisation efforts, offering unmatched efficiency, flexibility, and passenger satisfaction.

“Together with Embraer and our esteemed partners at Azorra, we look forward to delivering exceptional passengers experience, while contributing to a more sustainable aviation industry.”

John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, said: “For Azorra to be part of this milestone is a true honor and we thank Embraer and our friends at Royal Jordanian for their ongoing partnership.With our E2 orderbook and growing number of airline customers, we continue to see a bright future for these aircraft and the compelling efficiency, superior passenger experience and clear economic advantages they provide.”

Arjan Meijer, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, attributed the longevity of the E-Jets programme to Embraer’s focus on excellence and continuous improvement, saying: “It’s great to mark this milestone along with two key partners, RJ and Azorra.”

Meijer continued: “we’re always looking for ways to make our aircraft better – reducing operating costs, extending maintenance intervals, and adding new technology.

“Later this year we will announce a number of performance improvements for the E2, which has also proven it is ready to fly on 100% SAF. The E2 continues to demonstrate its advantages in fuel burn, emissions, quietness, reliability, and passenger comfort, and airlines are taking notice.”
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