KLM Cityhopper Receives Their First Embraer E195-E2
At a ceremony today at Embraer’s facility in Brazil, KLM received their first E195-E2 aircraft, bringing KLM’s Embraer Fleet to 50 jets. The airline has a total of 35 E2 jets on order including 25 firm orders and 10 options.
On Tuesday (February 23, 2021) Embraer announced the delivery of KLM Cityhopper’s first E195-E2 Aircraft, which was handed over at a ceremony today at Embraer’s facility in Brazil. The new aircraft brings the total number of Embraer aircraft in KLM's fleet to 50, including 17 E175s and 32 E190s. KLM has a total of 35 E2s on order including 25 firm orders and an option for 10 more. Ten of the aircraft will be leased to KLM from ICBC Aviation Leasing, while 15 additional aircraft will be leased from Aircastle. In Tuesday’s announcement, KLM Cityhopper’s Managing Director, Warner Rootliep, 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.”
Also commenting on today’s E2 delivery, Embraer Commercial Aviation’s President and CEO, Arjan Meijer, added,
“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.”
Embraer’s E195-E2 has been specifically designed to cut emissions and noise pollution. The aircraft delivers a 31 percent reduction in carbon emissions per seat compared to KLM Cityhopper’s first generation Embraer E-190s, as well as a noise footprint that is over 60 percent smaller. KLM’s new E195-E2 will emit around 1,500 fewer carbon pollutants in a typical year, when compared to previous generation aircraft. KLM Cityhopper's new E195-E2 has been configured with 20 Business, eight Economy Comfort and 104 Economy Class seats, for a total capacity of 132.
Headquartered in São José dos Campos, Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer has logged over 1,900 orders for their E-Jets and have already delivered over 1,600 to 80 customers in 50 countries. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.