The Spanish airline, Binter, took delivery of its first E195-E2 on November 21.
The carrier is the first European customer to receive the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft. Binter has placed firm orders for five E195-E2s.
At the handover ceremony, held at Embraer’s main facility in São José dos Campos, Binter’s president, Pedro Agustín del Castillo, said: “Today´s event is very special for all of us, who are part of Binter. This Embraer E195-E2 aircraft is an important step in the history of our company that will become as well a jet operator.
“This new milestone, which coincides with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of Binter, adds more advances to the ones that we have made in recent years, and that help to pursue our main objective: the improvement of the connecting of the Canary Islands, both inter-island and with external destinations.”
All five of Binter’s E195-E2s will be delivered in a single class 132-seat configuration and be deployed across a route network that includes eight cities in the Canary Islands, nine cities in Africa and two in Portugal. Last year, Binter carried 3.6 million passengers.