LONDON – Back in October, the TUI Group chose the Embraer E195-E2 jet as the latest announced addition to their fleet, making a grand entrance as a more quiet and fuel efficient aircraft to their total fleet.
The aircraft which are set to be leased from AerCap, will now be included under a recently signed Pool Program between Embraer and TUI.
The agreement benefits
With the TUI Group taking deliveries of the new generation Embraer E2-jet series from 2023, a newly signed “Pool Agreement” between Embraer and TUI, gives the benefits of more than just the airplanes.
The Embraer E195-E2’s for TUI will be delivered by lessor AerCap in the first half of 2023, containing a comfortable 136-seat single-class configuration. However, the Pool Agreement delivers TUI more than just the planes, as the contract will provide the airline access to component exchanges and repair services for more than 340 reparable parts, plus interchangeable parts for TUI’s Embraer aircraft.
With the signing of the agreement, Embraer Vice-President of Worldwide Customer Support and Aftermarket Sales, Commercial Aviation, Embraer Services & Support, Danielle Vardaro, stated:
“It’s a pleasure for Embraer to have TUI on board the Pool Program. Beyond having access to all Embraer’s spare parts inventory, TUI will count on the OEM’s expertise to support its E2 fleet,”
Engineering & Maintenance Director at TUI Airline, Geert Somers, also commented, saying: “Signing this new agreement with Embraer for the E195-E2 Pool Program, ensures a high component availability and access to a comprehensive support and services package. This will allow us to operate our new E2 jets for our guests according to TUI’s high operational standards.”
TUI’s Embraer E195-E2 order
On October 20 of this year, the TUI Group announced they had placed an order for Embraer E195-E2 jets, which are the newer, more sustainable and quiet series of aircraft Embraer offers for commercial use.
As the quietest and most efficient aircraft with less than 150 seats, the TUI Fly Belgium fleet, will see additions of the aircraft type with deliveries set to start in the first half of year 2023.
The aircraft will be on a lease from international lessor AerCap, and will be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, containing a 136 seat, single-class configuration.
The addition of the new aircraft type is a part of a fleet renewal for the TUI Group and their respective airlines, and the E2-series is by far a great aircraft for this renewal, given it’s record low emission and noise levels.
On the order, TUI Group’s Chief Airline Officer, Marco Ciomperlik, commented saying: “We are thrilled to add the E195-E2 to our Belgium fleet. Operating on short and medium haul routes, the new airplane is the most efficient aircraft in the market. It uses less fuel, has a longer range, while at the same time is 50% quieter and emits up to a third less carbon dioxide.”
“The airplanes will operate mostly out of Antwerp, from where they will fly to more distant airports, which will allow us to expand into new holiday destinations from Northern Belgium.”
Besides the TUI fleet seeing somewhat of an overhaul, the new Pool Agreement is just another great deal that TUI and Embraer has completed recently.
With the access to interchangeable parts, and immediate access to spare parts, the TUI Group are sure to follow up on the intention of the Pool Program, being for airlines to minimize their up-front investments in high-value repairable inventories and resources.