Embraer and AerCap Holdings N.V. announced today the placement of the first E-Jets E2 by a lessor. AerCap is placing three E190-E2s and two E195-E2s with Turkish carrier, Borajet. These aircraft, on long term lease from AerCap’s order book with Embraer, will start delivering in 2018. The announcement was made at the Istanbul Airshow.
AerCap is the launch lessor customer of Embraer’s second generation of the E-Jets family with a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s on order.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said:
“We are pleased to confirm our lease of five E-Jet family aircraft to Borajet and especially pleased to be the launch lessor customer of the aircraft type. The E-Jet family aircraft offer greater capacity and operational efficiency which will support Borajet’s growing network. We look forward to continuing to work with the Borajet team as the airline optimizes its fleet.”
The E-Jets E2s program has received 272 firm orders plus 398 options, purchase rights and Letters of Intent (LoIs) – a total of 670 commitments for the new aircraft range. Currently, three E190-E2 prototypes are involved in the flight test campaign. The fourth aircraft, featuring the full interior, will join the certification campaign in the coming months. The first E190-E2 is planned to be delivered in the first half of 2018.