Brazilian plane maker Embraer has delivered the 1500th E-Jet, an E175, to Horizon Air, a subsidiary of Alaska Airlines, on Tuesday.
The aircraft, registered as N643QX has been ferried to the United States from Embraer’s production plant near Sao Paulo during the last days of November and carries a special decal next to the door and at the back of the aircraft celebrating this important milestone.
This E175 aircraft features 76 seats in two classes, 12 in first class and 64 in Economy with 12 of those seats featuring more legroom than the other 54 seats. It is mostly deployed on the West Coast of the United States and operates short trips as well as longer flights to and from Alaska Airlines’ bases in Seattle, San Jose and Portland.
Embraer’s family of regional jets is in use all over the world and is currently the most popular regional aircraft type among airlines. The very first E-Jet was delivered to LOT Polish Airlines in March 2004 and, along with the smaller ERJ-135 and -145, has enabled Embraer to become one of the world’s largest manufacturers of commercial jet aircraft. In recent years a new version of the E-Jet, called the E2, featuring new engines and wings among other modifications, has been introduced to the market. The first E190-E2 was delivered in April this year to the Norwegian regional airline Widerøe.
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Jan-Hendrik is an aviation enthusiast from Germany, loves to travel the world and fly on as many aircraft as possible. His first flight was with a Condor 757 to Spain and has been interested in aviation ever since. His fields of expertise are aircraft accidents and passenger experience (PaxEx).