Embraer delivered the 1,000th jet of its E-series at the Company’s headquarters in São José dos Campos on September 13, 2013. The E175 was handed over to Republic Airlines (part of Republic Airways) which will operate the aircraft on behalf of American Eagle. The delivery is part of Republic’s order for 47 E175s that was announced at the beginning of 2013. The contract also includes options to buy another 47 aircraft.
Embraer’s relationship with Republic dates back to 1999 when Chautauqua Airlines, also a subsidiary of Republic Airways Holdings, took delivery of its first ERJ 145 in the livery of US Airways Express. In 2008, Republic also received the 400th production E-Jet.
The E-Jets family entered revenue service in 2004 when the first aircraft was delivered to LOT Polish Airlines. Currently, E-Jets are flying with 65 airlines from 45 countries. In June of this year, Embraer launched the second generation of the E-Jets family – E-Jets E2 – the first of which is slated to enter service in 2018.
Embraer E-Jets currently hold a 50% market share and account for 62% of deliveries in the segment of jets with capacity up to 130 seats. Since January 2013, Embraer has received more than 330 firm orders for both current-generation E-Jets and the E2s. The fleet of E-Jets recently reached the 10 million flight hour milestone. More than 460 million passengers have flown on Embraer E-Jets. In addition to their proven reliability, E-Jets have a strategically-located global network of customer support and services with 34 MRO centers, 11 of which are authorized and 23 are independent.