FARNBOROUGH – In the next stage of our overall recap from the Farnborough Air Show 2022, let’s take a look at how Brazilian planemaker Embraer performed. And it was pretty strong.
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Embraer had a quiet start to the airshow, logging no orders on Day 1.
Day 2 was where most, if not all, of their orders, were announced.
Embraer looks like they did exactly what they did four years ago. Announce their orders all in one go.
They have signed a deal with Alaska’s Horizon Air for 8 E175-E1 aircraft, valued at $1.12bn, which adds more to the E1 backlog. In this deal, there are options for 13 more units if they so choose to exercise.
Mark Neely, VP Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, feeding airport hubs across the country as well as producing the connectivity all communities need to thrive, both economically and socially.”
“While this market is currently under pressure, it is essential that carriers are able to provide these essential services to the entire United States.”
“The Embraer E175, with 85% market share in its segment, is keeping the US on the move and in touch.”
“The E175 is an extremely efficient aircraft,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances for Alaska Airlines.
“The jet is the perfect aircraft to serve Horizon’s regional network in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”
“Our guests will enjoy a consistent, three-class cabin experience as they travel from smaller communities to catch flights across Alaska’s larger hubs or on one of our many global airline partners.”
However, in some good news for the E195-E2 program, Canadian carrier Porter Airlines signed for 20 units of the type, valued at $1.56bn. Porter will be using these aircraft as part of wider fleet renewal and for better cost efficiencies.
Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines, said, “Embraer has a proven aircraft, representing the best of environmental efficiency, operating performance, and passenger comfort.”
“We are in final preparations to introduce the E195-E2 to North America, joining other global airlines already benefiting from its use.”
“The aircraft will become core to our fleet, as Porter reshapes passenger expectations for air travel in the same way we did over 15 years ago.”
“Announcements are forthcoming that will detail our initial routes, in-flight product, and other details.”
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “Porter Airlines’ ambition for growth while delivering an upgraded passenger experience is set to shake up the industry in North America.”
“With 50 E2s now on firm order, Porter is set to make a stunning debut as North American launch customer for the E195-E2.”
“Their commitment today to a further 20 jets, so soon after their first order, demonstrates the unbeatable performance and economics of the E2 family; the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the segment.”
“The E195-E2 also delivers 25% lower carbon emissions than previous generation aircraft.”
Porter will be the launch customer for the E195-E2 in Canada and the rest of North America.
Then the highlight of that briefing was the Letter of Intent signed by multiple airlines for the Turboprop Next Generation Program, with 250 aircraft sold. The key to this is that no lessors are on the customer list, which is an impressive feat for Embraer.
Embraer expects to launch the new turboprop platform in early/mid-2023, and will be the beginning of a new generation with sustainability at the forefront of this.
Then on Day 4, it appeared that they weren’t quite done with orders.
The Brazilian manufacturer announced an order overnight with Astral Aviation via Nordic Aviation Capital for two E190 Freighter aircraft.
Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder & CEO of Astral Aviation, said, “We are honored to be the launch operator of the Embraer 190F, which will be based in Astral’s Nairobi hub.”
“It will operate on a combination of scheduled and charter flights on our intra-African network. The E-Jets are well known for their efficiency, flexibility, and sustainability.”
“We are confident that the E-Jet freighter platform will be a game-changing addition to our growing fleet.”
“We are grateful to NAC and Embraer for choosing Astral to be the launch operator of the E-Jet Freighter.”
Norman C.T. Liu, President & CEO of NAC, said, “As a launch lessor for the E-Jet freighter conversion program, we are pleased to have executed an MoU to place two E190F aircraft with Astral Aviation, a leading cargo carrier servicing Africa.”
“NAC aims to remain the leader in regional aviation and expand into larger narrow-body aircraft while building our full life cycle asset management capabilities.”
Johann Bordais, President & CEO, of Embraer Services & Support, said, “The response to Embraer’s P2F program, which was launched only in March of this year, has been incredible.”
“NAC has already placed their first two aircraft, and it’s great to welcome yet another operator to our E-Jet family.”