Paris Air Show: Embraer’s Continued Strength in E1 Program

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By Jamie Clarke 6 Min Read
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At the 54th Paris Air Show 2023, Embraer has had a quieter week than last years Farnborough Air Show, but still busy for them!

This article will cover the details surrounding Embraer’s continued success week at the Paris Air Show.

Day One Proceedings at Paris


Render of an Embraer Eve Air Mobility eVTOL aircraft.
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Starting the Paris Air Show off for Embraer, they have announced that their Eve Air Mobility subsidiary has partnered up with Blade Air Mobility in Europe to being the process of integrating that state-of-the-art eVTOL aircraft into Blade’s European network.

Still sitting with Embraer’s Eve, they have announced that they’ll be partnering with three new suppliers for their eVTOL aircraft. Nidec Aerospace LLC, a joint venture between Nidec Corporation and Embraer, will provide the electric propulsion system. BAE Systems will provide an advanced energy storage system and DUC Hélice Propellers will supply the rotors and propellers for the eVTOL.

For more details on Embraer’s day one at the show, read our recap here.

Second Day Proceedings


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Carrying on with Eve announcements for Embraer’s second day of the Paris Air Show, Eve will be extending its existing partnership with Widerø Zero with a LoI (Letter of Intent) for up to 50 eVTOLs, a service and operations solution package, and the implementation of Eve’s Urban ATM (Air Traffic Management) software solution.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has also signed a LoI with Eve for up to 30 eVTOLs, those are 15 firm orders with 15 options.

Voar Aviation also joins the eVTOL train with yet another LoI for 70 eVTOL aircraft to be operated across Brazil.

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Heading into Embraer’s second briefing of the day, the Brazilian manufacturer discussed their future forecast, predicting that around 1,400 jets will need to be retired over the next 10 years, meaning there is a gap for both their E1 and E2 aircraft to fill.

This feeds onto the potential for 700 E2 aircraft to replace over 1000 Airbus A319s and Boeing 737-700s that will need to be replaced as well.

Looking into 2023 and beyond Embraer mentions that 1000 new deliveries will be needed worldwide between 2023 and 2042, 2210 of this number are turboprops and 8790 are jets.

The overall figure can be broken down into 43% being fleet growth and 57% being older aircraft replacement.

The new Binter Embraer E195-E2 aircraft parked on the tarmac.
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Heading to Embraer’s final announcement of the day, we hear of some of the E1 and E2 aircraft orders. Binter is up first with an order for six E195-E2s, bringing their total E2 fleet to a total of 16 once all deliveries have been completed. This deal is valued at US$504.7 million.

Photo Credit: Embraer

American Airlines joins the list of orders for Embraer with an order for seven E175s, valued at US$403.4 million.

Photo Credit: Embraer

Azorra for Embraer is confirmed as a previously ‘undisclosed’ order for a total of 15 E195-E2s which is valued at US$1.2 billion.

A Porter Airlines Embraer E195-E2 on the tarmac.
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Finally, Avolon joins the club with 10 E195-E2s, of which are destined for the Canadian operator, Porter.

For more details on Embraer’s day two at the show, read our recap here.

Third Day Proceedings


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Starting Embraer’s third day off at the Paris Air Show, their ever-popular Pool Program obtains some announcements. The first being French carrier Amelia extending their existing contract for more years, supporting their existing 13 ERJ fleet.

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National Jet Express who operates for Australia’s REX also extends their Pool Program contract to support their E190 fleet.

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India’s Star Air becomes Embraer’s Pool Program’s newest customer signing up for support with their growing E175 fleet.

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Closing off Embraer’s third day at the air show, China’s Lanzhou Group signs a LoA (Letter of Agreement) for 20 P2F Conversions, taking Embraer’s total for P2F Conversions up to 30 alongside the 10 that NAC has signed for.

For more details on Embraer’s day three at the show, read our recap here.

Fourth Day Proceedings


The fourth day of the show for Embraer is quiet with no announcements made, closing an end to their busy week in Paris.

Overall


Compared to last years Farnborough Air Show numbers of 280 orders, Embraer this year at Paris has only come up with 52 orders, although it is worth noting that their Eve eVTOL aircraft is receiving a boat-load of interest with multiple LoIs.

Who knows what 2025’s Farnborough Air Show will bring for the Brazilian manufacturer!

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