KLM takes delivery of first Embraer E2 jet

KLM Cityhopper Embraer E195-E2 jet ©Embraer

KLM Cityhopper, the regional subsidiary of KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, has received its first Embraer E195-E2 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 total order for 35 jets, 25 firm orders with options for ten more, will be leased 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.

KLM is a global leader in airline sustainability and taking action to make operations more sustainable. KLM’s fleet renewal is a key strategy to reduce the airline’s environmental footprint. The E195-E2, Embraer’s new-generation aircraft, is specifically designed to cut emissions and noise pollution. The E195-E2 delivers a 31% reduction in carbon emissions per seat over KLM Cityhopper’s first-generation E190s.

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