Embraer and Belavia, Belarusian Airlines, the national carrier of Belarus, have announced today, at the 52nd Paris International Air Show, a firm order for two current generation E-Jets: one E175 and one E195 – both for delivery in 2018. The firm order, which has value of USD 99.1 million, based on Embraer’s current list price, will be included in Embraer’s 2017 second-quarter backlog.
The aircraft will join the four Embraer jets already operated by Belavia – two E195s and two E175s. The acquisition is an essential part of Belavia’s fleet renewal initiative; a core priority in the airline’s business strategy.
“Follow on orders such as this are important, not only because they demonstrate that the customer’s existing aircraft are performing well and delivering value to their business and their passengers, but also because it confirms that the Embraer team has done a good job in supporting the airline and their aircraft,” said John Slattery, President & CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.
“Embraer’s E-Jets family of aircraft has given Belavia the flexibility we need without the usual added complexity in engineering and training because of the technical commonalities between the aircraft,” said Anatoly Gusarov, Director General of Belavia. “Our existing Embraer fleet is performing with high dispatch rates and compelling economics – and our customers really enjoy the high levels of comfort the aircraft provides. Embraer was the clear choice for our continued growth. All the newly ordered planes will be painted in a new Belavia livery. Our passengers have already appreciated airline`s new design.”.
Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130+ seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and the E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,700 orders and over 1,300 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.