Embraer entered the Paris Air Show on a roll last month and exited with a flourish, signing orders for fourteen 118-seat 195s with Flybe and twenty 190s with GECAS. The Brazilian company also found a new route to India with a preliminary commitment for two Embraer 170s and three 175s from start-up airline Paramount Airways.
The 78- to 88-seat Embraer E175 earned its FAA certification last month, paving the way for deliveries to start in the U.S. Indianapolis-based Republic Airlines, still the only U.S. customer for the stretched-by-two-rows variant of the Embraer E170, plans to start accepting its order for 30 of the airplanes in an 86-seat configuration next year.
India’s Paramount Airways plans to sign a contract for eight Embraer 175s and seven Embraer 195s worth some $450 million. Scheduled for delivery over the next 20 months, the airplanes will arrive in a two-class configuration with fully reclining flat beds in first class.
Colombian domestic airline AeroRepublica has placed a firm order for five 108-seat Embraer 190s and options on another 20 of the latest member of Embraer’s E-Jet line. A wholly owned subsidiary of Panama’s Copa Holdings, AeroRepublica plans to start taking deliveries in November and immediately press the airplanes into service on existing domestic routes.
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