PARIS 2015: Embraer takes year-to-date firm orders to 124

Embraer has announced 50 firm orders (plus 43 options and 10 purchase rights) from four customers, with a book value on the firm orders of $2.6 billion.

Embraer Commercial Aircraft chief commercial officer (CCO) John Slattery ran through the list of orders, introducing representatives form each of the customers.

On the current E-Jet programme a new start-up from southwest China – Colorful Guizhou Airlines – placed a firm order for seven new E190s and took options on 10 more. The first delivery is scheduled for late in the fourth quarter of this year.

Long-time Embraer customer, Skywest Inc, ordered eight E175s for operations under the Alaska Airlines brand. The company is adding these eight to the seven E175s which are being delivered between now and 1Q16. The flights for Alaska, operated by SkyWest Airlines, will begin in July.

Another returning customer for the E175 is United Airlines which has ordered 10 firm E 175s and 18 options. The choice of operator for these has not yet been made.

Leasing company Aircastle added to the OEM’s orderbook the new E2 family with and order for 15 E190-E2s with 15 options plus 10 E195-E2s with 10 purchase rights. The lessor’s CEO Ron Wainshal said that the first deliveries for Aircastle are expected in 2018 and he believes that having these early order positions will be quite valuable to the company.

Embraer now has 640 E-Jet E2 commitments, of which 267 are firm orders.

Progress on the E2 programme is gong well according to Embraer Commercial Aircraft COO Luis Carlos Affonso. With new wing designs, new engines and may other advances put into the same fuselage, the aim “is to be as efficient as any clean sheet aircraft,” he remarked.

Mating of the fuselage sections of the first E190-E2 “starts in next couple of months,” said Affonso.
The E195-E2, has just come through the joint definition phase (JDP) and in high density layout can now go to 146 passengers, while the E175-E2 is currently undergoing its JDP.

Photo shows (l-r) John Slattery, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Jerry Atkin, president & CEO, SkyWest Inc, and Paulo Cesar Silva, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Bernie Baldwin, editor, Low-Fare & Regional Airlines/
Le Bourget, Paris, France

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