Chinese air carrier Tianjin Airlines increased the number of jet aircraft in its fleet from Brazilian aeronautical company Embraer to 45 after taking delivery of another E195, in a ceremony held at the factory in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, said the Brazilian company.
The new Tianjin Airlines aircraft, which gave the airline the largest Embraer fleet in Asia, is another milestone in the history of the Brazilian aeronautical company because it is the 300,000th E-Jet aircraft it has manufactured.
Embraer and Tianjin Airlines signed in 2014 a contract for the supply of up to 20 E195 and 20 E190-E2 jets, during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Brazil, and the first E2 is scheduled to be delivered to Tianjin Airlines in 2018.
Tianjin Airlines was one of Embraer’s customers in China, in 2008 became the first airline to operate an E-Jet in the country and is also the Embraer Authorised Service Centre in the region.
Embraer has has become the main supplier to the Chinese regional aviation industry with a share of about 80% market regional jet orders. To date there have been orders for 190 commercial aircraft, 21 of which are pending government approval from China.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130 seats, with a hundred customers worldwide using ERJ and E-Jet aircraft. (macauhub)