SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — Embraer marked a new milestone with the delivery of the 1700th E-Jet. An E195-E2 was delivered to KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of the Dutch flag carrier, with a ceremony held at Embraer's facility in São José dos Campos.

The E195-E2 is the manufacturer's new-generation regional aircraft along with the smaller variant E190-E2 and claimed by the Brazilian planemaker to be the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150-seat market.
Embraer's E-Jets have so far served 150 airlines from more than 50 countries since the first aircraft's inaugural flight in 2004 with Lot Polish Airlines.

The E195-E2 is Embraer's largest commercial aircraft, with a seating capacity of up to 146 passengers. The KLM Cityhopper's E195-E2 is configured to accommodate 132 seats in three classes – Business Class, Economy Comfort, and Economy Class. The Dutch carrier owns the largest E-Jet fleet in Europe with 60 units, of which 47 are older generation E1s, and 13 are newer generation E2s. The airline has 12 further E195-E2s on order, with options for ten more copies.

"We are proud that with the latest addition to our KLM Cityhopper fleet, Embraer reaches this great milestone, namely the delivery of the 1700th production aircraft. A great moment to celebrate the many years of collaboration between KLM Cityhopper and Embraer. This E2 will bring us further to become one of the leaders in transforming the aviation industry to become more sustainable," 

Warner Rootliep, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper said during the ceremony.

"We're always looking for ways to make our aircraft better – reducing operating costs, extending maintenance intervals, and adding new technology. And recently, the E2 has also proven it can fly on 100% SAF, which makes them even more sustainable,"

Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer's President and CEO said.

Embraer's E-Jet program registered 1.900 orders from more than 100 customers. Today, 80 airlines operate Embraer E-Jets from all continents.