Paris Air Show 2013 – Day 2 – Embraer Orders

Paris Air Show 2013 Le Bourget continues on day 2 with more announcements of Embraer orders.

Conviasa order seven more E190 Jets
Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos, S.A. (Conviasa), a Venezuelan airline, signed a contract for seven EMBRAER 190 jets, exercising options from the original order released in July 2012, which provided for six firm orders and 14 options. Therefore, Conviasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet, besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model.
Conviasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of twelve E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class.

Air Costa order three E-Jets
Air Costa (India) has acquired three E-Jets for launch of its scheduled regional airline service in India. Two EMBRAER 170s have been arranged from ECC Leasing, Embraer’s wholly-owned subsidiary. The new carrier has also purchased one new EMBRAER 190 from Embraer. The firm order is already included in Embraer’s backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. Air Costa will initially connect cities in southern India such as Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Vijayawada, as well as key secondary cities in the north and northwest of the country.

Air Lituanica Embraer E175
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Air Lituanica selects Embraer E-Jets
A new commercial airline in Europe, Air Lituanica of Vilnius, Lithuania, has acquired two Embraer E-Jets. The carrier will launch scheduled service on June 30th with one EMBRAER 170 leased from a third party. In July, Air Lituanica will add another E-Jet, an EMBRAER 175, leased from ECC Leasing Company, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Embraer.
The E170 and E175 are configured with 76 and 86 seats in single class, respectively. Air Lituanica will deploy the aircraft on its planned routes between Vilnius and Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich and Moscow. The airline intends to add three to four more aircraft to increase frequencies with the objective of serving a dozen European routes from Vilnius in three years.
Air Lituanica joins a growing list of customers in Northern and Eastern Europe that have identified E-Jets as the preferred platform to replace their ageing aircraft, simplify their fleets and open new markets. Twelve airlines – Air Lituanica, Air Astana, Air Moldova, Azerbaijan Airlines, Belavia, Bulgaria Air, Estonian Air, Flybe Finland, Flynonstop, LOT Polish Airlines, Montenegro Airlines, and Ukraine International have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets.

​Embraer Discloses Firm Order from JAL
Embraer disclosed a firm order from Japan Airlines (JAL) today for another four EMBRAER 170 jets. The firm order is already included in Embraer’s backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. With this new agreement, the total number of firm orders for the E170 from JAL is 15 aircraft.
As with the previous aircraft ordered by JAL, these four E170s will be configured with 76 seats in a single-class layout and will be operated by J-AIR, JAL’s wholly owned subsidiary that serves the company’s domestic network. The airline already operates twelve E170s.

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