Embraer and Arkia sign Letter of Intent for six E195-E2 jets

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By admin July 11, 2016 11:47

Embraer and Arkia sign Letter of Intent for six E195-E2 jets

Arkia Israeli Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for up to ten E195-E2 jets, consisting of six firm orders and four purchase rights. With purchase rights exercised, the contract has a potential value of US$650 million, at the current list price.

“The addition of the extremely cost efficient new E195-E2 with superb customer experience will undoubtedly further cement our partnership with Arkia into the future,” said Slattery, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Arkia will configure all the E195-E2s in a single-class layout with 134 seats. The airline currently operates four current generation E-Jets, being two E190s and two E195s. This deal brings the E-Jets E2 backlog to 272 firm orders plus 398 LoIs, options and purchase rights for a total of 670 commitments from airlines and leasing companies.

“With the best economics in the segment, the E195-E2 will be the perfect addition to our fleet,” said Nir Dagan, Arkia Israeli Airlines’ President & CEO. “The E195-E2 range of 2,450 nautical miles enables Arkia to cover all of its European destinations and launch new ones across the continent. In addition to the range, the E2 will maintain the same unparalleled level of comfort in the cabin, which is very popular among our passengers.”

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