Posted on: 07 December 2018 by Mark Howells
Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is to lease seven new Embraer E190s to HOP! (France) from its existing order book with the manufacturer, with the first one expected to be delivered this month.
NAC signed the agreement to lease the E190s to the French carrier, with Martin Møller, the lessor’s chairman, commenting: “We are delighted to further extend our long-existing commercial relationship with HOP! on the placement of seven additional new aircraft. We endorse HOP! for their strong leadership in regional aviation and look forward to continuously doing our best to support our valued customer for many more years to come.”
The airline’s sales, marketing and products director, Hélène Abraham, said: “HOP! is glad to reaffirm its long-term and trustful relationship with Embraer and NAC, by finding solutions to support its industrial project. These additional seven E-Jets will bring the total HOP! E-Jet fleet to 32 (81 E-Jets in total for the Air France KLM group, biggest European operator). HOP! remains committed to delivering the best product to its customer on the regional network.”
Embraer Commercial Aviation’s Martyn Holmes, vice-president Europe, Russia and Central Asia, added: “This agreement is a further consolidation of our strong relationship with HOP! and NAC, and will bring HOP!’s total Embraer fleet to 47 aircraft (32 E-Jets and 15 ERJ145s).
“It also marks further progress on converting Letters of Intent announced at Farnborough Airshow to firm purchase agreements – three of the seven aircraft being placed by NAC in this deal were announced this week as firm orders.”
NAC’s current fleet of almost 500 aircraft includes Embraer E170, E175, E190 and E195s as well as ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and A220s.
HOP! operates 600 daily flights to 50 destinations, with a fleet of 100 aircraft with seat capacities from 48 to 212. It transports 13 million passengers per year with five shuttles from Paris-Orly: Bordeaux, Marseille, Montpellier, Nice and Toulouse.