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​ILFC firms up order for 100 Embraer E-Jets E2

18-Jul-2013 8:05 AM

Embraer Commercial Aviation and ILFC signed (17-Jul-2013) a final agreement for 50 firm E2 regional jets, comprising 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s. The firm order has an estimated value of USD2.85 billion at current list prices. The contract, announced as a Letter of Intent at the Paris Air Show in Jun-2013 also contains options for an additional 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s, bringing the potential order to up to 100 aircraft. The new second generation E-Jets will feature new Pratt & Whitney 'PurePower' engines, in combination with new aerodynamically advanced wings, new engines, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and advancements in other systems. Embraer expects the enhancements will result in double-digit improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise. The first delivery of an E-Jets E2 aircraft (the E190-E2) is planned for the 1Q2018. The E195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020. Deliveries to ILFC will commence in 2018 and complete in 2023. Over 950 E-Jets have been delivered to date. Currently, 65 customers from 45 countries have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets. ILFC CEO Henri Courpron said the order for the E-Jets E2 aircraft "is in line with our current fleet strategy, which aims to provide our customers with a diverse mix of aircraft for their market-specific needs" and the company see opportunities to place the new jet within ILFC's current customer base in all of our worldwide markets. ILFC will also leverage access to the existing operators of the current version of Embraer to offer them the new E2. [more - Embraer] [more - ILFC]