Embraer delivered the 1,100th E-Jet production aircraft on December 10 during a ceremony held in the AeroMexico hangar, at the Benito Juárez International Airport, in Mexico City. The aircraft, an ERJ 190 model, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America.
AeroMexico operates a fleet of 62 Embraer jets through its regional brand and subsidiary, AeroMexico Connect (Aerolitoral): 27 ERJ 190s, six ERJ 170s, three ERJ 175s, and 26 ERJ 145s.
The first delivery of an E -Jet in Latin America occurred in 2005. Currently, eight airlines, from seven countries, operate the E-Jets in the region, where Embraer is the leader in the segment of jets up to 130 seats, with a 70% market share.
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.
Copyright Photo: Embraer. The pictured ERJ 190-100LR XA-GAW (msn 19000679) carries a special “1100 E-Jets” emblem.
AeroMexico Connect aircraft slide show: