FARNBOROUGH 2010: Two E-190s to expand TRIP’s fleet

Embraer and TRIP Linhas Aéreas jointly announced the closing of a contract for the purchase by the airline of two Embraer 190s.

The aircraft will be configured with 106 seats, and the value of the deal, at list price, is $80 million, based on January 2010 economic conditions.

“We are honoured to be a part of the solid growth of TRIP, which is an airline whose work is very important for integrating the commercial aviation system in Brazil,” declared Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer executive vice-president, airline market. “The choice of the E-190, which joins the six E-175s already operated by TRIP, shows, once again, that the E-Jet family offers the appropriate flexibility, economy, and comfort for efficiently meeting the demands of a diverse range of markets.”

“We first chose the E-175, after an extensive technical and economic evaluation. Now we are taking another step forward, by choosing the E-190, from the same E-Jet family, which has all of the successful attributes of its smaller brother: best operating cost versus passenger comfort, performance on short runways, and seating capacity appropriate to our business profile,” noted José Mário Caprioli, president of TRIP Linhas Aéreas. “Furthermore, the big similarity between the two jets will reduce maintenance and training costs while, at the same time, increasing the flexibility of our operations.”

The Brazilian airline should receive its first E-190 during the second quarter of 2011.

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