Posted on: 11 December 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Aeromexico has taken delivery of Embraer’s 1,100th E-Jet, an Embraer 190, at the airline’s hangar in Benito Juárez International Airport, a delivery which also marks the 200th placement of an E-Jet in the Latin American region.
“Embraer has been a very important ally for over 10 years; currently, over 50% of our fleet is comprised of these Brazilian aircraft,” explained Andres Conesa, Aeromexico’s CEO. “In Aeromexico we feel very proud to be the carrier that receives 1,100th Embraer E-Jet and integrate it into our fleet, one of the most modern in the industry.”
Aeromexico currently operates a fleet of 62 Embraer aircraft – consisting of 27 E190s, six E170s, three E175s, and 26 ERJ 145s – through its regional brand, Aeromexico Connect.
“In the same year that we are celebrating the E-Jets’ 10th anniversary of operations, worldwide, we are immensely proud to be recognising yet another milestone that this versatile family of aircraft has now achieved,” announced president & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, Paulo Cesar Silva. “As one of Embraer’s largest operators, it is only fitting that Aeromexico is the recipient of the 200th E-Jet on the Latin American continent, as well as the 1,100th E-Jet worldwide.”