Azul, firm orders for 50 new E-195-E2 Embraer jets

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    Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest  world operator of Embraer’s E195s  will be the first operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract, according to Embraer is for up to 50 aircrafts, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights.

    Embraer Commercial Aviation’s CEO John Slaterry  said that  Azul played a key role in the E195-E2 development, even actively participating in some design specification making the aircraft the most efficient single-aisle aircraft in the market today.

    Currently, Azul operates with  73 E-Jets in service. The E195-E2s will be configured by Azul in a comfortable single-class layout with 130 seats and the aircraft will entry into service with the airline in the first half of 2019.

    Since it acquired its first E-Jet back in 2008, Azul has captured one third of Brazil’s domestic market. Today, it flies more than 70 E-Jets and is the carrier with the largest fleet of E195s in the world.​

    The E-Jets E2 backlog has 275 firm orders, in addition to Letters of Intent, options and purchase rights covering another 415 aircraft, totaling 690 commitments from airlines and leasing companies.