Widerøe signs for up to 15 new aircraft

Order for Embraer jets worth up to US$873mn
Embraer has signed a contract with Widerøe, the Scandinavian regional airline, for up to 15 E2-family aircraft – three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 E2 family jets.
The order has a potential list price value of up to US$873 million if all orders are converted.
This mix of purchase rights for the E175-E2, the E190-E2, and the E195-E2 will give Widerøe “the ability to grow their fleet with a family of aircraft from 80 to 130+ seats, to right size capacity to meet market requirements”, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer said.
Widerøe will configure the E190-E2s in a single-class layout with 114 seats. Deliveries are scheduled for 2018. They will be the first such jets in Widerøe’s fleet as it moves beyond only turboprop operations.
Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial aircraft with “up to 130+ seats”, so far logging more than 1,700 orders and over 1,300 deliveries.
“Our decision to choose the Embraer family of next-generation E2 aircraft for our move into jet operations is based on the need for a high quality passenger experience, ease and flexibility of operations, and lowest through life costs,” said Widerøe CEO Stein Nilsen.
“We’re excited at the prospect of being among the first operators of Embraer’s next generation of aircraft, which feature significant environmental improvements in both noise and fuel efficiency while still improving performance.”
TTG Nordic