AMSTERDAMKLM's regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper took delivery of the first of 15 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The aircraft was delivered to the Dutch carrier from the American lessor Aircastle's order book with Embraer.

The next E195-E2 is expected to be delivered by Aircastle before the end of April 2021. The Embraer E195-E2 is both quieter and more economical than its predecessor, with a noise footprint that is 63% smaller and a fuel-burn that is reduced by 9% per flight, meaning that carbon emissions that are 31% lower per passenger.

Mike Inglese, Aircastle’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Aircastle’s first E195-E2 delivery to KLM represents a significant milestone in a difficult period for the aviation industry. We are proud to be playing a meaningful role in KLM’s fleet renewal, facilitating a shift to more environmentally conscious operations and helping KLM meet their goal of reducing their carbon footprint by at least 50% per passenger by 2030.”

Mr. Inglese concluded, “We look forward to being a valued and trusted partner to KLM for many years to come as they promote their industry-leading sustainability initiatives. We will be delivering fourteen additional E195-E2 to KLM through 2024.”

Warner Rootliep, Managing Director KLM Cityhopper: “Our fleet renewal with the Embraer E195-E2 enables us to make a good contribution to making our operation more sustainable and also fits perfectly within our Fly Responsibly approach. The efficient, more sustainable and comfortable E2 will further strengthen our competitive position.”