Sao Paulo - Today, Embraer announced an order agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for three E190 jets. Negotiations between two companies had begun during the Farnborough Airshow this year in July with a letter of intent. The contract is valued at $156 million at list prices.

The Danish leasing company NAC already has 155 previous generation Embraer E-Jets (models E170, E190, and E195), which are currently in service with the leading airlines of the world such as British Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and Aeromexico.

Apart from Embraer jets, The Danish lessor has also around 500 aircraft in its portfolio including ATR 42 and ATR 72, Bombardier CRJ900 and CRJ100 and Airbus A220.

The new NAC order will be included in the fourth quarter of 2018 in the Embraer backlog. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer did not state any specific time for the deliveries.

The new E2 family jets recently exceeded the order volume of first-generation E-Jets. According to the manufacturer's latest backlog and the delivery report released in October, there are 119 firm orders for E1 family jets against 132 orders for E2 family jets. The new E175-E2 has no firm orders yet.