• Joe Breitfeller

Embraer Lands Two Orders on First Day of 2019 Dubai Airshow

Updated: Jan 11, 2020

Embraer announced at the 2019 Dubai Airshow Sunday two orders for a total of six aircraft. The Nigerian Carrier Air Peace firmed a previous option for three E195-E2s and Cairo-based CIAF Leasing signed a firm order for three E190s.

Embraer E195-E2 - Courtesy Embraer

On Sunday, Embraer announced two orders received during the first day of the Dubai Airshow. The first order was from Air Peace, West Africa’s largest airline. The Nigerian carrier firmed an order for three Embraer E195 E2s, part of an option contract signed last April. These aircraft will be included in Embraer’s Q4 backlog and carry a total list value of $212.6M. Air Peace will be Africa’s first E2 operator and today’s order brings the airline’s total commitment to 13 firm orders and 17 additional purchase rights for E195-E2s. The first aircraft are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2020. In Sunday’s announcement, Air Peace Chairman and CEO, Mr. Allen Onyema said,

“The E195-E2 is the perfect aircraft to expand our operations in Africa and this new order is further confirmation of our ‘no-city-left-behind’ initiative which we shall continue to execute. We are receiving impressive data about the aircraft’s economics now that it is in revenue service, and this was a driver to place this new firm order with Embraer. We look forward to receiving our first aircraft, which will enhance connectivity in Nigeria and the African region, while feeding long-haul flights from our Lagos hub.”

The Air Peace E195-E2s will be configured in a two-class 124 seat arrangement and will support the airline’s expansion. Air Peace currently serves more than 20 local, regional and international routes. Also commenting on today’s announcement, Embraer’s VP Sales – Africa & Middle East, Raul Villaron added,

“Air Peace will love the aircraft’s efficiency and the passenger will experience an unparalleled level of comfort, especially in first class – Air Peace is the launch customer for Embraer’s new premium staggered seating option. We look forward to supporting Air Peace’s growing E2s fleet and to deepening our fruitful partnership.”

CIAF Leasing

Embraer’s second order announced Sunday was from Cairo-based CIAF Leasing. CIAF placed a firm order for three E190s, a deal valued at a total list price of 161.4M. These aircraft will also be included in Embraer’s Q4 backlog. CIAF currently has three E170s and is set to receive two E195-E2s this month. Two of their E170s are on lease with Air Jasmin, and the third with Air Cairo. In Sunday’s announcement, CIAF Leasing’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Hassan Mohamed stated,

“The three new E190s will be an excellent addition to our growing fleet of Embraer E-Jets. With a fleet of E170s, E190s and E195s, CIAF will have the flexibility to offer to both our wet and dry lease customers a service that fits their needs exactly.”

Last June, CIAF Leasing received their own Air Operator Certificate (AOC), and when the new E190s are delivered in the fourth quarter of 2020, they will painted in CIAF’s new livery.

Source: Embraer