Embraer delivers the first EMBRAER 170 jet to Fuji Dream Airlines
Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 170 jet, on Feb. 20, to Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo Group.
The airline hasordered another EMBRAER 170, which is scheduled for delivery later this year.
“Beginning deliveries to a new customer is always a challenging milestone for us. The specific case of Fuji Dream is more than that, since we’re taking part in the birth of a brand-new airline in a highly competitive and demanding market like Japan,” stated Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We are proud to be a part of this business initiative headed by an energetic airline like Fuji Dream.”
This EMBRAER 170 from Fuji Dream can comfortably carry up to 76 passengers in a singleclass layout, and will operate out of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, in central Japan.
The EMBRAER 170, plus the EMBRAER 175, the EMBRAER 190 and the EMBRAER 195, form the E-Jets family, which had logged 876 firm orders and 810 options by December 31, 2008.
With more than 500 aircraft delivered, the E-Jets had surpassed 2.4 million flight hours, carrying over 100 million passengers.