Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 195 jet, last Thursday, to Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, which will be the first Brazilian airline to operate the E-Jets. The contract is for 36 firm orders: 31 EMBRAER 195s and five EMBRAER 190s. The deal was announced in March of this year, and also includes options for another 20 aircraft and purchase rights for another 20.
Azul begins operations out of Viracopos Airport, in the city of Campinas, in outstate São Paulo, to Porto Alegre and Salvador. The airline company received its Authorization Certificate as an Air Transportation Company from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency and has already announced the first routes it intends to operate in Brazil.
Azul’s EMBRAER 195 is configured in a single class and will comfortable accommodate 118 passengers. A state-of-the-art entertainment system, with Live TV and individual screens, will be available and each passenger may select the programming of their choice.
With a range of 2,200 nautical miles (4,077 km), the jet will be able to fly nonstop between any two Brazilian capital cities.