Embraer has secured an order for fifteen E195-E2s from a yet undisclosed customer, the airframer said on January 16 in a short media statement. The order must have been signed in December, as it will be included in the Q4 backlog of 2022. Embraer lands order for 15 E195-E2s from undisclosed customer.
The identity of the customer is speculation, but President and CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said in the Q3 earnings call in November that Embraer had a number of sales campaigns running. President and CEO of Commercial Aviation, Arjan Meijer, added in the same call that this included campaigns in China, where the E190-E2 and E195-E2 received the type certificate in November.
In late November, Embraer announced an order from an undisclosed customer for five E195-E2s, which was confirmed to be Binter Canarias a few days later. In October, Oman’s SalamAir placed a firm order for six of the largest E2s plus six options. On the same day, Royal Jordanian signed an MoU for ten aircraft, including the E190-E2 and E195-E2. During the Farnborough Airshow, Canada’s Porter Airlines placed a follow-on order for twenty E195-E2s, bringing its backlog to fifty on firm order plus fifty options. Excluding the Royal Jordanian MoU, the E195-E2 has won 46 firm orders in 2022. Embraer is expected to disclose its 2022 results in mid-February.
In another Embraer-related announcement, lessor Truenoord said today that it has acquired eight E190s and two E175s from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). Integration within the fleet will be completed this first quarter. The acquisition grows Truenoord’s fleet to seventy aircraft and is in line with its strategy to grow in the market of 50 to 150-seater aircraft. It also adds new lessees in North America, Canada, South America, and Europe, notably in France and Portugal. NAC has been reducing its portfolio since filing for bankruptcy protection in 2021.
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