Brazilian manufacturer Embraer issued a statement today saying that it had delivered a total of 22 jet aircraft in the first quarter of 2021. The planemaker said that, of the recent deliveries, nine of the aircraft were commercial jets, and 13 were executive jets.
The E2 dominates aircraft deliveries
Of the nine aircraft delivered in the first quarter of 2021, seven were the new and improved E2 variant. Two of the smallest E190-E2s were delivered, both of which went to the Swiss regional carrier Helvetic Airways. The airline is expecting delivery of four E195-E2s in the next quarter, arriving throughout June and July.
Of the five larger E195-E2, three went to KLM’s regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper. It received its first two E195-E2 jets in February and its third earlier this month. The airline is awaiting the fourth E195-E2 likely to come in the next quarter. KLM Cityhopper E2 jets are configured in a 2-2 layout and can accommodate 132 passengers.
During the same period, West Africa’s largest airline Air Peace received its first two E195-E2 aircraft. The Nigerian airline is the launch customer for the E2 in Africa and is also the first airline to get Embraer’s innovative premium staggered seating design.