Kalstar Aviation Signs Firm Order for Up to 10 E190-E2s
(Source: Embraer; issued July 11, 2016)
FARNBOROUGH, UK --- Embraer announced today, at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow, that Kalstar Aviation, an Indonesian regional operator, signed a firm order for five E190-E2s. The contract also included five purchase rights for the same model, bringing the total potential order to up to ten aircraft. The order has an estimated value of USD 582 million, at current list price, if all the purchase rights are confirmed.

The transaction will be included in Embraer’s 2016 third-quarter backlog. The deliveries of Kalstar’s orders are scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2020. This new order brings the E-Jets E2 backlog to 272 firm orders plus 388 Letters of Intent (LoIs), options and purchase rights – a total of 660 commitments from airlines and leasing companies.

“Kalstar Aviation has taken a differentiated path in the Indonesian market by utilizing current generation E-Jets, and soon the E2s, to grow their business sustainably and to provide their passengers an unparalleled cabin experience,” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E190-E2 jet promises to be the best aircraft in its category and will provide greater efficiency to Kalstar Aviation.”

“We are looking forward to the enhanced performance and economics that the E190-E2 brings, while still maintaining a high level of cockpit commonality with the existing E-Jets. This means an easy transition for our pilots when they operate both the current E-Jets and the E-Jets E2,” said Andi Masyhur, CEO Kalstar Aviation. “Passenger feedback on the existing E-Jets we operate has been very positive and we look forward to impressing them further with the new E190-E2 in the coming years.”

Established in 2007, Kalstar Aviation, named after ‘Kalimantan Star’, has been connecting passengers to cities in the province of Kalimantan – an area known for mining and agriculture. The airline currently operates an E190 and two E195s on domestic routes in Indonesia.


Embraer and Arkia Sign Letter of Intent for Six E195-E2 jets
(Source: Embraer; issued July 11, 2016)
FARNBOROUGH, UK --- With the presence of Nir Dagan, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ President & CEO, and John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Embraer announced today, at the Farnborough Airshow, a Letter of Intent (LoI) from the airline for up to ten E195-E2 jets, consisting of six firm orders and four purchase rights. With purchase rights exercised, the contract has a potential value of USD 650 million, at the current list price.

“The addition of the extremely cost efficient new E195-E2 with superb customer experience will undoubtedly further cement our partnership with Arkia into the future,” said Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Arkia will configure all the E195-E2s in a very comfortable single-class layout with 134 seats. The airline currently operates four current generation E-Jets, being two E190s and two E195s. This deal brings the E-Jets E2 backlog to 272 firm orders plus 398 LoIs, options and purchase rights for a total of 670 commitments from airlines and leasing companies.

“With the best economics in the segment, the E195-E2 will be the perfect addition to our fleet,” said Nir Dagan, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ President & CEO. “The E195-E2 range of 2,450 nautical miles enables Arkia to cover all of its European destinations and launch new ones across the continent. In addition to the range, the E2 will maintain the same unparalleled level of comfort in the cabin, which is very popular among our passengers.”

In the past few years, Arkia has increased its regional and international routes structure, while also introducing the E-Jets in order to modernize its turboprop fleet serving the popular resort of Eilat in the Red Sea, all with modern, economic, efficient and comfortable jet aircraft. The E-Jets are the perfect airplane to open new routes and the only commercial jets operating at Dov, the Tel Aviv city airport, which is made possible by their outstanding runway performance, maneuverability on the ground and reduced noise footprint.

Arkia Israeli Airlines operates an increasing number of international scheduled and charter flights, including daily services to the Mediterranean and popular European cities, such as Amsterdam, Paris, Bologna, Bucharest, Tbilisi & Batumi. The airline is actively looking to expand its operations in order to advance its position as an important and leading player in the aviation and tourism industries to and from Israel.

Nordic Aviation Capital Places Firm Orders for Four E190 jets
(Source: Embraer; issued July 11, 2016)
FARNBOROUGH, UK --- Embraer announced today, at the Farnborough Airshow 2016, that Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has placed a firm order for four E190 aircraft. The four new E190s were included in Embraer’s 2016 second-quarter backlog and have an estimated value of USD 199 million, based on Embraer’s list prices. These new aircraft will join the other 69 E-Jets currently managed by NAC worldwide.

“This order from NAC validates our vision about how modern and attractive the E190 is by industry standards,” said John Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “E-Jets are a very flexible tool, with a wide range of applications, which make them very appealing for lessors.”

As an example, NAC recently delivered one E190 to BA CityFlyer, in the UK, on lease. This brings to two the total number of aircraft that NAC currently has on lease with the British airline.

“The E-Jets market acceptance in general, and of the E190 in particular, is very, very good,” said Søren M. Overgaard as CEO. “As leader in the lessor arena, we are always looking for the best aircraft to fulfill our customer’s operational needs and the E190, because of its compelling economics, passenger comfort and reliability, is the right aircraft.”

NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving over 70 airline customers in 45 countries. NAC’s current fleet of over 300 owned and 37 managed aircraft includes, ATR 42, ATR 72, Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000, E170, E 175, E190 and E195. In addition, the group has a further 68 aircraft on firm order. NAC is the largest owner and lessor of both ATR and Bombardier aircraft in the world.

Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. The E-Jet family includes four larger aircraft that have between 70 and 130 seats.. Since the E-Jets entered revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received more than 1,700 firm orders for this aircraft family. More than 1,200 have been delivered.

Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft.


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