Embraer delivers its 1,500 E-Jet to Horizon Air

Embraer has delivered its 1,500 E-Jet, an E175, to the US airline Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, and which joins the airline’s E175 fleet that will reach 26 by the end of the year, with more pending orders for 2019.

The Embraer E-Jet family is the only one in the aeronautical segment intended for aircraft of between 70 and 130 seats. Since 2013, the Brazilian manufacturer has sold more than 435 E175 to North American airlines, earning more than 80% of all orders for the 76-seat aircraft segment.

So far, the global fleet of E-Jets has exceeded 25 million flight hours with a completion rate of 99.9%.

In 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of E-Jets, the E2 E-Jets, composed of three aircraft: E175-E2, E190-E2, E195-E2. In April 2018, Embraer delivered its first E190-E2 to the Norwegian Wideroe, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia. The E195-E2 is scheduled to start operating in 2019 with Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and the E175-E2 by 2020.