Sao Paulo - On November 13, Spanish carrier Binter Canarias placed an order for three Embraer E195-E2 jets making the company the first airline to operate the Embraer's new generation jet in Europe.
The first delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2019. The aircraft will be configured to accommodate 132 passengers in a single-class layout class. Spanish operator will then be the first European customer of the largest model of the Embraer's next-gen E-Jet family.
The order had been previously announced as a letter of intent from an undisclosed customer at the Farnborough Air Show, in July 2018. The contract also includes purchase rights for two more jets of the same type. If all options are exercised, it is valued at $342 million at list price.
Binter currently operates three Bombardier CRJ1000, seven ATR 72-500s, and twelve 72-600s.
At Binter we have always believed in offering our customers quality service and, for us, fleet modernization is paramount,said Binter’s Vice President, Rodolfo Núñez, reminding that the operator will celebrate its 30 years in 2019 with a state-of-the-art fleet.
We are convinced that the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft model for our operations,he added.
Binter has been a 100% Canarian company for 16 years when it set up its inter-island network in the Canaries. The carrier remains the only one to link the eight airports of the archipelago on a daily basis. It launched its international expansion in 2005, to West Africa and Macaronesia (Madeira and the archipelagos of the Azores, Cape Verde, and the Canary Islands).
Embraer is the world’s market leader of regional jets up to 150 seats. Around100 airlines from all over the world operate the ERJ and E-Jet family jets of the Brazilian manufacturer. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has accumulated more than 1,800 orders since the program launch, and delivered 1,400 aircraft so far, dominating the regional jet market all around the world.