Embraer has signed a contract with Binter, of Spain, for two additional E195-E2s, confirming the purchase rights from the original contract signed in 2018.
The two new E195-E2s have a value of US$141.8 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2019 second-quarter backlog.
“We are extremely proud that Binter is reinforcing its commitment to the E2 program and has confirmed these new acquisitions even before the first E195-E2 delivery to the airline,” said Martyn Holmes, vice-president, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We wish continued success to Binter as it modernizes its fleet and continues to expand into new international markets in Europe and Africa.”
Binter will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The airline is configuring the aircraft with 132 seats in a single-class layout.
“We are pleased to confirm the firm order for these two additional Embraer E195-E2s,” said Binter’s vice-president, Rodolfo Núñez “We know that the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft model for our operations” he said, adding that Type Certification was exactly on schedule. “This along with fuel burn and other performance indicator being even better than originally expected, we have total confidence in placing this new firm order.”
Fuji Dream Airlines signs for two E175s
Embraer also signed a contract with Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) for a firm order of two E175 jets in an order valued at US$97.2 million, based on 2019 list prices.
FDA’s new E175s will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats, with deliveries starting in 2019. Embraer delivered the first E-Jet (an E170) to Fuji Dream Airlines in 2009.
“We are extremely pleased to continuously grow our fleet and our relationship with Embraer,” said Yohei Suzuki, chairman and CEO of Fuji Dream Airlines.“FDA currently operates 14 aircraft – three E170s and 11 E175s. These new aircraft will give us the ability to grow our capacity, allowing us to add more routes and frequencies, while also offering our passengers the best cabin in its category.”
Cesar Pereira, Asia Pacific vice-president, Embraer Commercial Aviation said after nearly 10 years of operation, the airline has “established itself as an exemplary model for sustainable growth” with the support of the E175 “underpinning the success of their continued network expansion with new point-to-point services.”
Pereira continued: “As a testament to Embraer’s merits, there will be a total of 48 E-Jets flying in Japan by the end of 2019. Of which, FDA’s all-Embraer fleet of 14 aircraft represents the largest of its kind in Asia and has a world leading 99.83% dispatch reliability – yet another example of how Embraer’s products and customer support have been setting new standards in the industry.”
FDA and Embraer also signed an extension of the Pool Program to cover its fleet of E170s and E175s, including the new orders. The program includes the advance exchange and repair management for more than 300 essential line replacement units of the aircraft.