Embraer has delivered a new aircraft to KLM Cityhopper – its first Embraer E195-E2.
The aircraft was handed over to KLM CityHopper (the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines) in a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in Brazil.
This first E2 delivery to KLM, and lessor ICBC Aviation Leasing, brings the total number of Embraer jets in the KLM Cityhopper fleet to 50. The operates a fleet of 17 E175 and 32 E190 aircraft.
The new E195-E2 is configured with 132 seats – 20 in Business Class, eight in Economy Comfort, and 104 in Economy Class.
KLM has orders for 35 aircraft in total – made up of 25 firm orders with options for 10 more. These are leased to d to KLM from ICBC Aviation Leasing (10) and Aircastle (15). KLM recently exercised four options increasing the firm order from 21 to 25 jets, with the further four aircraft coming from Aircastle’s existing order-book.
Embraer is touting the environmental improvements of the E195-E2, with it delivering a 31% reduction in carbon emissions per seat over KLM Cityhopper’s first-generation E190s, as well as a lower noise footprint.
Warner Rootliep, Managing Director of KLM Cityhopper said:
“The new E2 is really going to make a difference,”
“The addition of the E195-E2 to our fleet is a vital part of our plan to reduce our carbon footprint at least 50% per pax/km by 2030. The 195-E2 is not only an economically attractive aircraft, it also fits perfectly within our sustainability initiative – ‘Fly Responsibly’. We are now more than ever committed to reducing the impact of our environmental and ecological footprint. Fleet renewal is currently the largest contributor to CO2 reduction.”
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation said
“This amazing aircraft dressed in the famous blue of KLM, delivers a new level of sustainability because of its low emissions and noise levels.”
“It’s the cleanest and quietest single aisle aircraft on the market today. KLM leads the airline industry in bold climate initiatives. KLM’s decision to choose the Embraer E2 is a powerful endorsement of the E2’s role in achieving those environmental goals.”
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