Embraer (EMB, Sao Jose dos Campos) has announced firm orders and Letters of Intent from several clients for its portfolio of Regional Jet products.

In a statement issued during the ongoing 2018 Farnborough Air Show, the Brazilian manufacturer revealed that:

  • Mauritania Airlines (L6, Nouakchott) has ordered two firm E175s which will add to its single E145. The carrier has said it will configure both aircraft with 76 seats in a dual-class layout. Deliveries will take place in 2019;

  • Wataniya Airways (Kuwait) has placed a firm order for ten E195-E2s with purchase rights for ten more of the type. The Kuwaiti carrier does not currently operate any of its own Embraer jets but will shortly wet-lease in a pair of E195s from Olympus Airways (OLY, Athens). Deliveries of the ordered aircraft will start in 2020 and they will feature 118 seats, with 12 in business class and 106 in economy class;

  • An unidentified Spanish operator has ordered three EMB-195 E2s with purchase rights for two more of the type;

  • Republic Airlines (Indianapolis International) has placed a firm order for 100 EMB-175s with options for 100 more. A production carrier, it currently operates a total of 129 EMB-175s and sixty E170s for and on behalf of American Airlines as American Eagle, for Delta Air Lines as Delta Connection, and for United Airlines as United Express.

  • Nordic Aviation Capital has inked an LOI for three E190s. It currently has 134 Embraer jets in its portfolio;

  • Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras (AD, Sao Paulo Viracopos) has signed an LOI for twenty-one EMB195 E2s. The Brazilian carrier currently operates nine EMB-190s and fifty-four EMB-195s with orders for thirty more E2s. Azul said it will take delivery of the new jets from 2019 onwards and collectively, they will replace its existing EMB-190/195 fleet;

  • Helvetic Airways (2L, Zurich) has signed an LOI for twelve firm E190-E2s with purchase rights for twelve more of the type. According to the Swiss carrier, it also has E195-E2 conversion rights for the optioned aircraft. Overall, the Embraer jets will begin replacing Helvetic’s existing fleet of five Fokker 100s and seven E190s, starting in late 2019 and ending in autumn 2021. The 12 optioned aircraft (E190-E2 or E195-E2) will enable it to grow according to market opportunities.