Aircraft is part of the order for 30 E-Jets by Lufthansa for its regional subsidiaries
SÃ£o JosÃ© dos Campos, January 27, 2009
Embraer will deliver the first EMBRAER 195 jet, today, to Air Dolomiti, the Lufthansaowned Northern Italy regional carrier, during a ceremony held at Embraerâ€™s headquarters in SÃ£o JosÃ© dos Campos, Brazil. The deal with Lufthansa was announced in June 2007, covering 30 firm orders for the EMBRAER 190 jet, with the option to take any aircraft of the E-Jets family.
Air Dolomitiâ€™s EMBRAER 195 is configured for 116 seats in a single-class layout, with a moveable partition. It will be used to link Air Dolomitiâ€™s Italian network to Lufthansaâ€™s Munich hub, in Germany.
â€œItâ€™s an honor to deliver the first EMBRAER 195 jet to Air Dolomiti,â€ said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. â€œAir Dolomiti is a principal player in Lufthansaâ€™s regional carrier family, and we are proud to see our E-Jets taking center stage in their fleet modernization program.â€
The new aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional fleet Lufthansa has come to depend upon for both its European routes and the feeder flights to its long-haul network. The arrival of the EMBRAER 195 at Air Dolomiti coincides with phasing out older jets.
â€œWe are delighted to receive our first of five EMBRAER 195s and eager to introduce it on our European network, offering a new and superior product to our customers,â€ said Michael Kraus, CEO of Air Dolomiti. â€œThe EMBRAER 195 jet incorporates a number of advanced technologies. It is economically efficient and has an undeniably high level of comfort.â€
The EMBRAER 195 is the biggest and newest of the four members of the EMBRAER 170/190 EJets family, and began commercial operation in September 2006. On December 31, 2008, the EJets family had logged 876 firm orders and 810 options, which are significant marks for a commercial aviation program in such a short time. With more than 500 aircraft delivered, the family of E-Jets had surpassed 2.2 million flight hours, carrying over 100 million passengers.