Embraer expects to complete negotiations over firming the firm, 30-aircraft part of the commitment from Azul by the fourth quarter of this year. The...

Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A has signed a letter of intent (LOI) contemplating a firm order for 30 Embraer 195-E2 jets, as well as purchase rights for 20 more.

The manufacturer announced the Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras LOI for up to 50 Embraer 195-E2s on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.


On July 15, 2014, on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow, Embraer announced that Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Embraer 195-E2 jets and acquire purchase rights on 20 more

On July 15, 2014, on the second day of the Farnborough International Airshow, Embraer announced that Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras had signed a letter of intent to order 30 Embraer 195-E2 jets and acquire purchase rights on 20 more

 

Embraer expects to complete negotiations over firming the firm, 30-aircraft part of the commitment from Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras by the fourth quarter of this year. The aircraft will be added to the manufacturer’s order backlog when the order is finalized.

As the first airline to order the Embraer 195-E2, Azul will become the launch operator for the model.

Embraer estimates that if Azul firms all its purchase rights, its orders for 195-E2s will have a list-price value of $3.1 billion.

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, which took delivery of the 100th Embraer E-Jet delivered in the Latin America and Caribbean region, operates a fleet which includes more than 80 Embraer 195s and Embraer 190s. Embraer photographed this Azul Embraer 195 on a pre-delivery test flight over the sea near the manufacturer's assembly plant at Sao Jose dos Campos near Sao Paulo

Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, which took delivery of the 100th Embraer E-Jet delivered in the Latin America and Caribbean region, operates a fleet which includes more than 80 Embraer 195s and Embraer 190s. Embraer photographed this Azul Embraer 195 on a pre-delivery test flight over the sea near the manufacturer’s assembly plant at Sao Jose dos Campos near Sao Paulo

 

“With the E-Jets family as the backbone of its fleet, Azul has brought affordable air travel to an entirely new segment of the population in Brazil,” says Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Currently, Azul has a total of 82 Embraer E-Jets in service and another 11 on order. It operates the largest fleet of Embraer 195s in the world.

“Our partnership with Embraer has been fundamental to Azul’s success from the very beginning,” says David Neeleman, Azul’s CEO. “Since 2008 the E-Jets have enabled Azul’s exponential growth, resulting in the creation of an entirely new market for domestic air travel.

The Embraer 195 represents the backbone of the fleet for Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, which by  2014 was operating well over 50 of the type as well as operating a number of slightly smaller Embraer 190s and a growing fleet of ATR 72 turboprops

The Embraer 195 represents the backbone of the fleet for Brazilian carrier Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, which by 2014 was operating well over 50 of the type as well as operating a number of slightly smaller Embraer 190s and a growing fleet of ATR 72 turboprops

 

Adds Neeleman: “In addition, by selecting airplanes designed and developed in our home country, Azul significantly contributes to thousands of highly skilled jobs in Brazil. The E2 will be the most advanced model in its category, allowing us to reduce operating costs, further increase capacity and deliver an even higher level of service to our customers”.

The first delivery of a model from the Embraer E-Jets E2 family (the honor will go to an Embraer 190-E2) is planned for the first half of 2018. The Embraer 195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the Embraer 175-E2 in 2020.

Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil, offers more than 870 daily flights to 104 destinations in the country. With a fleet of 141 aircraft and 10.000 employees, the company currently has a 33 per cent share of departures of the Brazilian domestic airline market. For more information on Azul, visit www.voeazul.com.br.

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