American Airlines has revealed plans to retire some older, less fuel-efficient aircraft from its fleet in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Here Breaking Travel News takes a tour of the planes that will be taking-off on their final journeys in January
Boeing has scrapped a proposed deal with Embraer to create a joint commercial aviation business. The agreement, valued at $4.2 billion, had been under discussion for two-years, and aimed to boost Boeing in the lucrative single-aisle segment.
Embraer delivered a total of 198 jets in 2019, of which 89 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets. The figure represents an increase of nine per cent when compared to 2018, when the company delivered a total of 181 jets.
Embraer and SkyWest have finalised a firm order for 20 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The deal has a value of US$972 million, based on 2019 list prices, with deliveries expected to begin in the second half of 2020.
Boeing and Embraer have welcomed the unconditional approval of their strategic partnership by the Administrative Council for Economic Defence’s general-superintendence in Brazil.
Air Kiribati has received its first E190-E2 jet. Embraer announced the contract with the government of Kiribati, in partnership with its national airline, in December 2018.
The Embraer E175-E2 has made its inaugural flight, taking off from a facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family, with the maiden flight kicking off a rigorous 24-month test campaign.
Embraer and Congo Airways have signed a firm order for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for a further two. The deal has a total value of US$194.4 million at current list prices, with all purchase rights exercised.
Binter has celebrated the incorporation of the first E195-E2 jet into its fleet at a ceremony in São José dos Campos. The Spanish airline is the first European customer to receive the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft.
Embraer and KLM Cityhopper have signed a firm order for 21 E195-E2 aircraft, plus 14 purchase rights. The 21 firm positions will be acquired via operating lease from Embraer lessor partners Aircastle and ICBC Aviation Leasing.
The board of directors at Embraer has elected Antonio Carlos Garcia as the company’s new chief financial officer and investor relations officer.