Posted on: 05 December 2018 by Mark Thomas
A trio of Embraer 190 aircraft have been ordered by regional lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), firming up a deal first unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show earlier this year.
The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer confirmed the signing of a firm contract with NAC for the three E190s. It puts the order value at US$156 million, based on list price, and will be included in Embraer’s fourth quarter backlog.
These latest aircraft will join the existing 155 E-Jets currently owned by the leasing company, which now has a fleet of nearly 500 owned and managed aircraft including ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000, A220, E170, E175, E190 and E195s.
Last week NAC committed to lease two E195s and an E175 to Air Burkina, the first of which was delivered in November. The remaining E195 and the E175 are planned to join Air Burkina’s fleet this month and in January 2019, respectively.
The national flag carrier for Africa’s Burkina Faso intends to use the E-Jets to replace its current fleet of two E170 aircraft and to expand its network and frequencies. The airline operates from its main base at Ouagadougou Airport to one domestic destination, Bobo-Dioulasso, as well as regional services to Togo, Benin, Mali, Niger, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Ghana.