Aircastle delivers first Embraer 195 E2 to KLM

Photo: KLM Embraer E195-E2. Photo Credit: KLM Airlines

Aircastle has delivered the first of 15 Embraer 195 E2 aircraft to KLM. The delivery is part of KLM Cityhopper’s fleet renewal plans.

Warner Rootliep, Managing Director KLM Cityhopper: “Our fleet renewal with the Embraer E195-E2 enables us to make a good contribution to making our operation more sustainable and also fits perfectly within our Fly Responsibly approach. The efficient, more sustainable and comfortable E2 will further strengthen our competitive position.”

The next E195-E2 is expected to be delivered by the end of April 2021. 2024 will bring the end of the 15 deliveries from Aircastle to KLM.

Mike Inglese, Aircastle’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Aircastle’s first E195-E2 delivery to KLM represents a significant milestone in a difficult period for the aviation industry. We are proud to be playing a meaningful role in KLM’s fleet renewal, facilitating a shift to more environmentally conscious operations and helping KLM meet their goal of reducing their carbon footprint by at least 50% per passenger by 2030.”

The E195-E2 has several meaningful improvements over the previous generation. The aircraft’s noise footprint is 63% smaller, and it uses 9% less fuel per flight. Additionally, the aircraft has a 31% reduction of carbon emissions per passenger.

Mr. Inglese concluded, “We look forward to being a valued and trusted partner to KLM for many years to come as they promote their industry leading sustainability initiatives. We will be delivering fourteen additional E195-E2 to KLM through 2024.”

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