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.
CEO of AerCap, Aengus Kelly, 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.”
CEO of Azul, John Rodgerson, commented: “Here at Azul we are proud to be the first airline in the world to roll out the E195-E2. It is very exciting for 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,” said president and CEO of Embraer commercial aviation, John Slattery. “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 airplane.”
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