in Air Transport

Embraer launches new EJet family and leapfrogs CSeries orderbook

Posted 17 June 2013 · Add Comment

Embraer has officially launched the next generation its regional jet family – and followed up with orders and options totalling 365 aircraft immediately leapfrogging competitor Bombardier's CSeries for market share leadership.

The orders – announced at the Paris Airshow today included a firm order for 100 E-175s from U.S. company SkyWest which also has options for a further 100 E-175s bringing a total order value to more than $9 billion.
Meanwhile lease company ILFC has signed a letter of intent to buy 25 E-190s and 25 E-195s, with a further 50 options. Embraer also said it had received letters of intent from five undisclosed airlines for 65 further second-generation E-Jets.
The new aircraft will range in size between smallest E175-E2, which will be stretched one row and seat up to 88 passengers, to up to 132 seats for the largest E-195-E2, which has grown by three seat rows.
The largest version of the aircraft will compete directly against Bombardier’s largest regional jets, but also its CSeries, which seats between 110 and 145 passengers.
Embraer claims the new family will offer “double-digit reductions in fuel consumption, emissions, noise and maintenance costs, and increased aircraft availability.
“After more than a decade of success, the E-Jets have become a fixture in commercial airline fleets around the world,” said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer chief executive. “The launch of the E2 builds on our vision to offer leading-edge commercial jets.”
The latest generation of regional jets will almost certainly ratchet up the pressure on Bombardier for both its regional jets and its new transcontinental CSeries jet. The new regional jet has so far racked up just short of 200 orders over the five years since its launch.
Guy Hachey, Bombardier Aerospace president, said he was not concerned about the impact the new Embraer jets would have on sales, in particular those of the CSeries.
“We feel we’re in a very good position,” he said
The E-190-E2 will enter into service in the second half of 2018, followed by the E-195-E2 in 2019, Embraer said. The E175-E2 will follow in 2012.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

First ever purpose-built regional freighter takes flight

ATR has announced the successful first flight of its new purpose-built regional freighter aircraft.

ATNS launches virtual training

Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) SOC is piloting virtual training through its award-winning and globally acclaimed Aviation Training Academy.

Kenya Airways appoints APG as its passenger GSA in Europe

Kenya Airways has signed a contract with APG as its new Passenger GSA in Europe.

South Africans to name new carrier being launched later this year

South Africans have been asked by Kulula-founder Gidon Novick ‘to put their creativity to the test’ and suggest a name for the new South African airline being launched by Gidon in 2020.

Morocco begins to rethink its future

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the Moroccan aeronautical and space industry had recorded a growth of more than 20% over the last two years. Now the Group of Moroccan Aeronautics and Space Industries (GIMAS) has launched a debate on the

RwandAir to restart its flights to and from London and Brussels

RwandAir is to resume flights to and from London and Brussels to Kigali from 3rd October 2020, as it reinstates its passenger network.

AMAC SK2907290121
See us at
Aviation Africa 2021Aviation MENA 2021SIAA2020 BT1020