Aeromexico is the lucky customer to received the 1,100th E-Jet manufacturer Embraer has rolled out of its production plant. During a ceremony in the Aeromexico hangar at the Benito Juárez International Airport of Mexico City on 11 December 2014 the E190 model was officially accepted. The aircraft in question is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America.
“In the same year that we are celebrating the E-Jets’ 10th anniversary of operations, worldwide, we are immensely proud to be recognizing yet another milestone that this versatile family of aircraft has now achieved,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation. About half of Aeromexico’s fleet is made up by the Brazilian E-Jets. Aeromexico Connect – the regional brand – flies 62 of these aircraft, comprising of 27 E190s, 26 ERJ 145s, 6 E170s and 3 E175s.
Brazilian aircraft producer Embraer made the first E-Jet deliver in Latin America in 2005. Currently eight airlines from seven countries operate the E-Jets in the region, giving Embraer a 70% market share in the passenger transport segment of up to 130 seats per plane. Worldwide the different types of Embraer jets fly with 65 airlines from 45 countries, having more than 60 percent of the market share of the 100 – 130 pax planes.
In June 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of the E-Jets family – the E-Jets E2 – the first of which is slated to enter service in 2018.