Kioten - Swiss airline operator Helvetic Airways confirmed a firm order for twelve Embraer E190-E2, the Brazilian next-gen regional jet.

The firm order for twelve E190-E2 from the Swiss company is accompanied by twelve options. The contract should be finalized in the coming months. Helvetic Airways signed a Letter of Intent for these jets at the Farnborough Air Show last July with the possibility of converting some aircraft to E195-E2. The agreement is valued at $ 1.5 billion at list prices.

The announcement was made on the occasion of the Zurich debut of the E190-E2, which is currently on an extended tour of Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

The first twelve E190-E2 will replace five Fokker 100 and seven Embraer E190 in Helvetic's fleet. Deliveries to be spread between September 2019 and June 2021 (three, four and five deliveries each year).

With the new E2 family jets, Helvetic will consolidate its highly reliable operation with the quietest and most efficient new generation aircraft available. In addition, the transition from the current E190 to the E2 fleet will be simple for our well-trained pilots, as only two and a half days of simulator training is required,
said Tobias Pogorevc, CEO of Helvetic Airways.

Helvetic Airways operates the majority of its flights on behalf of Swiss International Air Lines. It also operates charter flights on behalf of tour operators to destinations in Europe and Northern Africa, but also to destinations on its own behalf.