Friday, 13 September 2019

Azul Airlines of Brazil gets first Embraer E195-E2 jet

Embraer, has handed over the first production E195-E2 to leasing giant AerCap and launch operator Azul Airlines of Brazil at a ceremony in São José dos Campos earlier this week.

Mr. Aengus Kelly, CEO and Executive Director of AerCap Holdings NV, the world largest aircraft leasing company, and Mr John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul Linhas Aéreas, received the keys to the big E2 of which Azul has placed a total firm order for 51 E195-E2s.

AerCap is the launch lessor customer of Embraer's E-Jets E2, with a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s owned and on order. The lessor has placed 47 of the 50 aircraft.   

Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap said, "Everyone at AerCap is thrilled to deliver the world's first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Azul.  We have no doubt that this incredible aircraft will drive two of Brazil's global leaders to new heights. We wish both Embraer and Azul every success with the E-Jets E2 program and we look forward to working with both of them for many, many years to come."

John Rodgerson, CEO of Azul said, "Here at Azul we are proud to be the first airline in the world to roll out the E195-E2. It is very exciting to us, as a Brazilian company, to be the first airline to fly this incredible aircraft. The E2 fleet is part of our fleet transformation plan. The E2 guarantees that Azul will have the newest, most fuel-efficient fleet in the industry, continually driving down unit costs."

"This E2 offers unsurpassed versatility. It's got exceptionally low unit operating costs, a gorgeous cabin, and performance that makes it work anywhere; LCCs, mainline, regionals, charters - it's exactly the kind of asset that makes it attractive for lessors. We couldn't be more pleased to have AerCap receive the first aeroplane," said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

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