TAP is continuing to upgrade its service offering to customers, both in comfort through the introduction of the Embraer 190, and an extended route network within the US through a new code-share with JetBlue. The first E190 aircraft took its maiden flight for the airline on route TP488, from Lisbon to Nice, France.
The board of Austrian Airlines has approved the purchase of 17 Embraer 195 aircraft in almost new condition with a list price of close to $900 million. The first jet will already be delivered in August 2015, modified in line with Austrian Airlines standards and used for training purposes.
Embraer has released its 20-year Market Outlook for the North American market in which it forecasts 2,060 new jet deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat segment. It represents nearly 35 per cent of the total worldwide demand for aircraft in this particular segment and is valued at US$ 96 billion at list prices.
Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco, has decided to introduce the E190 as part of a fleet upgrade to open new routes and to increase the number of short and medium-haul frequencies from its Casablanca International Airport hub in Morocco. The airline has signed a lease agreement for four E-Jets with Aldus Aviation, the Irish specialist E-Jet lessor.
Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, is announcing the addition of three Embraer 175 planes to its fleet, making it the first national airline in the country to operate this modern aircraft.
Embraer and Republic Airways, operator of the largest Embraer fleet in the world, have signed a contract for the sale of 47 Embraer 175 jets. The agreement also includes options for an additional 47 aircraft, providing a potential for 94 E175s, which could reach a total value of approximately $4 billion, in 2013 economic conditions, at list price.
Embraer is pleased to welcome TUI Travel PLC, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, to its E-Jets’ family of customers. The Group will lease two EMBRAER 190 jets under an agreement with BOC Aviation, a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company.
Flybe Aviation Services, the aircraft maintenance division of Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will welcome some of the world’s leading aviation engineers next week as it hosts the Embraer Maintenance Review Board Working Group on behalf of the Brazilian-based aircraft manufacturer for the first time.
JetBlue Airways has announced the reconfiguration of its Embraer E190 fleet to offer customers two more rows of its coveted Even More Space seats. For a small additional fee, sixteen seats in rows one, 12, 13 and 14 offer extra legroom and are now available on all of the airline’s 100-seat E190 aircraft.
Brazilian aerospace giant Embraer has signed a memorandum of understanding with ICBC Financial Leasing of China. The deal will see ICBC provide up to $2.5 billion in financing for planes over five years in one of the most promising markets for Embraer.
Embraer and Boeing have announced a cooperation agreement to work together to benefit their customers, their companies and the global aviation industry. The agreement establishes an important relationship between two of the world’s largest aerospace companies to cooperate in ways that enhance operational efficiency, safety and productivity, improve customer satisfaction and create value for both companies and their customers.
Boeing, Airbus and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation biofuels. The three leading airframe manufacturers agreed to seek collaborative opportunities to speak in unity to government, biofuel producers and other key stakeholders to support, promote and accelerate the availability of sustainable new jet fuel sources.