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Embraer Secures Orders From Porter and Alaska Air Group on Day 2

Our Bureau - : Jul 20, 2022 - : 6:47 am

On Day 2 of the ongoing show, Porter Airlines placed a firm order for 20 Embraer E195-E2 passenger jets, adding to their existing 30 firm orders, while Alaska Air Group ordered eight new additional E175 jets and options for 13 more.

While the E175 aircraft will fly exclusively for Alaska Airlines, Porter, the North American launch customer for the E2, will use the E195-E2 to extend its service to destinations throughout North America.

The deal with Porter Airlines, with a list price value of US$1.56 billion, brings the carrier’s orders with Embraer to a total of up to 100 E195-E2 aircraft, with 50 firm commitments and 50 purchase rights.

In 2021, Porter ordered 30 Embraer E195-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further 50 aircraft, worth US$5.82 billion at list price, with all options exercised.

“Embraer has a proven aircraft, representing the best of environmental efficiency, operating performance and passenger comfort,” said Michael Deluce, President and CEO of Porter Airlines. “We are in final preparations to introduce the E195-E2 to North America, joining other global airlines already benefiting from its use.”

“Porter Airlines’ ambition for growth while delivering an upgraded passenger experience is set to shake up the industry in North America,” said Arjan Meijer, President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation. “With 50 E2s now on firm order, Porter is set to make a stunning debut as North American launch customer for the E195-E2. Their commitment today to a further 20 jets, so soon after their first order, demonstrates the unbeatable performance and economics of the E2 family; the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the segment. The E195-E2 also delivers 25% lower carbon emissions than previous generation aircraft.”

Commenting on the Alaska Air Group order, Mark Neely, VP Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, feeding airport hubs across the country as well as producing the connectivity all communities need to thrive, both economically and socially. While this market is currently under pressure, it is essential that carriers are able to provide these essential services to the entire United States. The Embraer E175, with 85% market share in its segment, is keeping the US on the move and in touch.”

“The E175 is an extremely efficient aircraft,” said Nat Pieper, senior vice president of fleet, finance and alliances for Alaska Airlines. “The jet is the perfect aircraft to serve Horizon’s regional network in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”


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