Singapore-based aircraft leasing company BOC Aviation has ordered 15 Embraer 190s.
Deliveries of BOC Aviation’s Embraer 190 jets are scheduled from the fourth quarter of 2012 through 2014. With the order, BOC Aviation has become Embraer’s newest leasing-company customer.
“We see excellent potential for the E190 – not only here in Asia where there is strong growth, but also with airlines around the world that have discovered the importance of 100-seat aircraft capacity, both in developing new markets and complementing narrow-body operations with relevant economic gains,” says Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer of BOC Aviation.
“The E190 will allow us to expand the range of BOC Aviation products to customers in established and emerging markets,” adds Martin.
The Embraer 190 is powered by the General Electric CF34-10E engine. GE Aviation values the engine order at more than $210 million at list price.
BOC Aviation has a leasing fleet of modern aircraft flying with more than 40 airlines worldwide. The company is headquartered in Singapore and has representative offices in Europe and the USA.
The BOC Aviation fleet is one of the youngest in the leasing business, with an average aircraft age of just under four years. In addition to direct orders from manufacturers, BOC Aviation also acquires aircraft via purchase and leasebacks with airlines. For more information on BOC Aviation,visit www.bocaviation.com.
The Embraer E-Jets family consists of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emissions levels and a spacious cabin without middle seats: each seat row has a 2×2 seating configuration.
E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,500 meters) and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,450 kilometers). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft – Embraer 170, Embraer 175, Embraer 190 and Embraer 195 – results in savings in terms of crew training and the cost of spare parts and maintenance.
Another key feature of the E-Jets is their fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption, according to Embraer.
The double-bubble fuselage design includes two main passenger entrances and two service doors, thus minimizing aircraft turn-around time. Embraer says its E-Jets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities. For more details, visit www.EmbraerCommercialJets.com.
E-Jets have achieved firm order for more than 1,000 aircraft to date, from 60 companies in 40 countries. More than 800 E-Jets have been delivered and have, collectively, accumulated 6 million flight hours and transported 250 million passengers, worldwide.
At 20,000lb (89 kilonewtons) of thrust, GE’s CF34-10E engine has the highest thrust rating for the CF34 engine family. More than 960 CF34-10E engines are in service, with 48 customers. The engine type has accumulated more than 6 million flight-hours and 4 million cycles.
The CF34-10E engine powers the Embraer 190 and Embraer 195, as well as the Embraer Lineage 1000 business jet, which is an aircraft based on the Embraer 190 airframe.