EMBRAER 190 jet will fly for the first time with a Mexican company as AeroMexico will operate four of the aircraft under an operational leasing
contract with GE Commercial Aviation Services. This order was
already included in Embraer’s backlog.
“We are delighted to make this deal public, confirming Embraer’s
long-term strategy to become an important player in the Latin American
market,” said Mauro Kern, Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “The
EMBRAER 190 aircraft will help AeroMexico’s expansion in medium-density
markets, given its size, excellent performance, passenger comfort and
AeroMexico is the first airline to deploy a modern Embraer E-Jet out of
Mexico City International Airport, and others. The EMBRAER 190 aircraft
will comfortably accommodate 99 passengers in dual-class seating—11
executive class and 88 coach. Deliveries are scheduled to begin during the
second semester of 2007.
“We are excited to be the launch customer for the E-Jets family in
Mexico,” said Andres Conesa, President and CEO of the AeroMexico
Consortium, S.A. de C.V. “The flexibility of the EMBRAER 190 will allow us
to use the aircraft on both domestic and international routes, in airports
at high altitudes and high temperatures, like the one in Mexico City.”
The acquisition of the new EMBRAER 190 jets is part of the fleet
renovation and expansion program of the Mexican consortium, which includes
the participation of Aerolitoral, a subsidiary that currently operates 27
Embraer ERJ 145 jets on low-density regional, domestic and international
flights out of Mexico’s Monterrey International Airport. AeroMexico and
Aerolitoral are part of the AeroMexico Consortium, created in January 2006.