- Chidozie Uzoezie
Kenya Airways and Embraer Showcase Newest Passenger Jet
Kenya Airways, a member of the Sky Team Alliance, collaborated with Embraer S.A. today to demonstrate the capabilities of Embraer’s passenger jet, the E190-E2 in Nairobi.
The demonstration flight and static display in Nairobi came hot on the heels of an exciting performance at the United Kingdom’s Farnborough Airshow, and a surprise first landing at London’s City Airport.
The world’s quietest and most efficient passenger jet in its segment was welcomed by a large group of Kenya’s aviation community, including Kenya Airways’ senior management, engineers, pilots and cabin crew.
The group also included senior Kenyan aviation officials, government officials, the African Aviation Association Secretary General, Abderahmane Berthe and the Brazilian Ambassador to Kenya, Fernando Coimbra.
Kenya Airways is one of the few approved E190 service centres in Africa and currently operates 15 Embraer E190, making it the largest E190 operator in Africa.
Since entering revenue service, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,800 orders and over 1,400 aircraft have been delivered.
Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70-150 seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.