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Embraer delivered its 1,600th E-Jet, an E190-E2 to Helvetic Airways of Switzerland.
Airlines and leasing companies from some 50 countries have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets since the first-generation jets entered revenue service in 2004.
The new, highly fuel-efficient second-generation E-Jets family, the E2s, started flying with airlines in 2018.
Helvetic Airways is currently transitioning from a fleet of first-generation E-Jets to E2s.
The carrier received its first E190-E2 in October 2019 and has added four more since as part of its fleet renewal program.
Helvetic flies the airplanes in a 110-seat single-class configuration on domestic and international routes. The carrier has firm orders for 12 E190-E2s and purchase rights for a further 12 E190-E2s with conversion rights to the E195-E2, bringing the total potential order to 24 E2 aircraft.
The E190-E2 is one of three aircraft in the second-generation E-Jets family. Compared to the first-generation E190, the E190-E2 consumes 17.3% less fuel. This makes it the E2 the most efficient single-aisle aircraft family on the market.