EMBRAER: 12 EMBRAER 190s for Aeroméxico and 5 for National Air Services (NAS) Aviation
Embraer signed a contract with Aeroméxico for incorporating 12 EMBRAER 190 jets into its fleet as part of the airline`s modernization plan. The new aircraft will be flown by its Aeroméxico Connect subsidiary, which already operates 28 ERJ 145 jets, and has taken operating leases on four EMBRAER 190 Jets from GECAS, since November 2007.
Aeroméxico was Embraer`s launch customer for both the ERJ 145 and the E-Jets families in Mexico. In 2003 and 2007, respectively. The airline`s EMBRAER 190s will have the same configuration as the first four, 99 seats in a dual-class layout- 11 executive class and 88 coach.
In addition to the previous contract, Saudi Arabia`s National Air Services (NAS) Aviation confirmed options on five more EMBRAER 190 jets. The original contract, covering five firm orders and five orders, was announced in November 2007, during Dubai Airshow. The total value of the new agreement , at list price, in U$S 187.5 million, and the airline also retains rights for 12 more aircraft of the same model.
This delivery of the EMBRAER 190 jet to NAS is expected for 2010. The aircrafts will be used by NAS Aviation Group and affiliates, and will complement the existing narrowbody fleet.