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An Embraer E190 (photo: Embraer)

Nordic lessor to jazz up its Embraer fleet

Nordic Aviation Capital has confirmed a $156 million order for next-gen E190 aircraft, after months of negotiations.

Nordic Aviation Capital has confirmed a $156 million order with Embraer for three E190 jets, following months of negotiations that began with a letter of intent during the Farnborough Airshow in July.

The Danish lessor already has 155 previous-generation Embraer aircraft in various models, which are currently in service with airlines such as British Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa, LOT, Garuda, Flybe, airBaltic and Aeromexico as well as major regional carriers like Air Nostrum and Widerøe.

In total, it has around 500 aircraft in its portfolio including ATR 42s and ATR 72s, Bombardier Dash 8s and CRJ100s and Airbus A220s.

Nordic Aviation Capital’s new order will be included in the 2018 fourth quarter of the Embraer backlog, Airliner Watch reports, and the Brazilian manufacturer has not given any specific delivery date.

At Embraer, the new E2-family jets for the first time recently exceeded the order volume for first-generation E-Jets. There were 119 firm orders for E1-family aircraft against 132 orders for E2-family planes, according to the manufacturer’s most recent data from one month ago.

For its E-Jets programme alone, Embraer has so far logged almost 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, “redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft”, it says. However, its new E175-E2 has not yet received any firm orders.

Regional leasing
Nordic Aviation Capital calls itself the global leader in regional aircraft leasing, serving in excess of 70 airline customers in 50 countries.

Most recently, the lessor signed an agreement to lease two Embraer E195s and one E175 to Air Burkina, the national airline of Burkina Faso, the first of which was delivered last week to a delegation headed by the country’s transport minister and the airline’s chief executive. They will replace the African carrier’s current fleet of two E170s.

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