Posted on: 12 April 2011 by Mark Howells
Embraer has announced during a tripartite signing ceremony in Beijing, it has signed an agreement with CDB Leasing Company (CLC) and China Southern Airlines for CLC to purchase a second batch of 10 Embraer 190s for operation by the airline.
The deal is a follow-on order to an agreement concluded earlier this year when a first group of 10 E-190s was ordered. In addition, a Letter of Intent was also signed during the ceremony for a third group of 10 E-190s, which, if confirmed, will bring the total CLC order to 30 aircraft – all of which will be operated by China Southern. The carrier will start receiving its E-190s during the second half of this year.
“We are delighted to receive such incremental orders from CLC and China Southern Airlines. It’s an additional endorsement to our aircraft that will soon total 100 in China,” remarked Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer’s executive vice-president, airline market.
“CLC is excited to reach an agreement with Embraer on another ten E-190s, following the original deal in January 2011, as well as the signing now of a LoI for an additional group of ten E-Jets. These orders further consolidate CLC’s co-operation and relationship with Embraer and China Southern,” said Wang Chong, CLC’s chairman.