Embraer announces huge orders for E-jets #FIA18

Embraer has announced a number of orders for the E-jet family. The airframer had announced one of the first orders of the show with a 25 aircraft order for United.

Mauritania Airlines

African carrier Mauritania Airlines has placed a firm order for two E175 jets. The order value is USD 93.8 million at current list prices.

Raul Villaron, Vice President, Sales, for Middle East & Africa, Embraer Commercial Aviation
“Embraer is proud to welcome Mauritania Airlines to the growing family of E-Jets operatorsWith the best economics in its category, the E175 is a success in many markets around the world and we are glad the aircraft will enter the African market with Mauritania Airlines.”

Mauritania Airlines will configure the aircraft with 76 seats in a dual class layout. Deliveries will take place in 2019.

Mohamed Radhy Bennahi, CEO, Mauritania Airlines
“The acquisition of the E175 is part of our fleet modernization, replacing old aircraft and complementing our young narrow-body aircraft We are certain that with E175 we’ll be able to offer an even better service to our customers, with greater comfort, adding more frequencies and new destinations.”

Helvetic Airways

Swiss carrier Helvetic Airways has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for 12 E190-E2 and purchase rights for a further 12, with conversion rights to the E195-E2. If all purchase rights are exercised, the order has a list price of USD 1.5 billion.

The aircraft will be used to replace Helvetic Airways exisiting Fokker 100s and Embraer E190s. Deliveries will begin late 2019 and complete in autumn 2021.

Tobias Pogorevc, CEO, Helvetic Airways
“Our existing Embraer fleet is performing with excellent dispatch rates and our Fokker 100s have been very productive in the last 12 years. However, with the new E2 family, Helvetic will consolidate its highly reliable operation with the quietest and most efficient next generation aircraft available. Furthermore, moving from the current E190 to the E2 fleet will be simple for our well-trained pilots, as only two and half days of ‘non-simulator’ transition training is needed.”

Martyn Holmes, Vice President Europe, Russia, Central Asia & Leasing, Embraer Commercial Aviation
“Being entrusted with an airline’s entire fleet refreshment is a deep honour for Embraer, and an important endorsement of the service Helvetic has already received as a long term E-Jet customer, Respect for the environment in which they operate, coupled with a clear desire to grow, makes the E2 – the cleanest, quietest, and most efficient aircraft family in the segment – the perfect solution to help realise Helvetic’s significant ambitions.”

Wataniya Airways – Launch customer for staggered business class

Kuwait based, Wataniya Airways has placed an order for 10 E195-E2 with options for another 10 aircraft. The airline will be the first E2 operator in the Middle East.

The order has a list price of $1.3 billion if all options are exercised. Deliveres will begin in 2020.

John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation
“It’s great to welcome Wataniya Airways to the E-Jets operator family. Wataniya will not only be the first E2 operator in the Middle East, but also the worldwide launch customer of our staggered seat business class, which will establish a new level of comfort in business class for crossover narrow-body jets.”

Rakan Al-Tuwaijri, CEO, Wataniya Airways
“The E195-E2 will allow us to open non-served markets and increase frequencies, delivering better connectivity to the Kuwait market We have chosen the staggered seats to differentiate ourselves from the competition, offering a superior product with extra leg room and better privacy for our customers.”

Republic Airways signs for 200 aircraft

Republic Airways has signed a firm order for 100 E175 with options to convert to E175-E2 aircraft, and purchase rights for an additional 100 E175 aircraft. The order is valued at $9.3 billion based on current list prices.

The airline is already the largest E-Jet operator in the world with a fleet of around 190 aircraft.

Bryan Bedford, President and CEO, Republic
“Over the past two decades we have acquired more than 350 jets through our partnership with Embraer, Through this partnership we have delivered industry leading safety, service and reliability to our codeshare partners, and this order positions Republic to focus on the next stage of growth in the North American regional market. The E-Jet has proven to be a product that allows Republic to provide a reliable and seamless product experience with our mainline partners, and when coupled with our 5,500 dedicated aviation professionals, it delivers on our long-term vision of being the regional airline of choice.”

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Embraer announced an order for up to five E195-E2 jets – three firm orders and two options. If all options are taken, the order has a list price of $342 million.

Azul increases their E95-E2 order

Brazilian carrier Azul Airlines an order for 21 E195-E2 jets. The order is worth $1.4 billion.

This adds to the airline’s 2015 order for 30 E195-E2 jets and will raise Azul’s total order to 51 E2 aircraft. The airline is also the launch operator of the E195-E2 and will receive the first aircraft in 2019.

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