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Nordic Aviation Capital Signs a Firm Order for Up to 10 New Embraer E190F/E195F Freighter Conversion

Embraer and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) have signed a contract for up to 10 conversion slots for E190/E195F Freighter conversions with deliveries from 2024. The aircraft to be converted will come from NAC’s existing fleet.

Embraer E195F Freighter Rendered in NAC Livery - Courtesy Embraer

On Thursday (October 20, 2022), Embraer announced that Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) has firmed up their contract for 10 E190F/E195F Freighter conversion slots originally announced in May 2022. The aircraft to be converted will come from NAC’s existing Embraer fleet and deliveries are expected to commence in 2024. In July 2022, NAC announced a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to place their first two E190F passenger-to-freight conversions with Nairobi-based Astral Aviation.

Embraer projects a market size for a freighter of this size to be approximately 700 aircraft over the next 20 years. The E-Jet freighters will have over 50 percent more volume capacity and three times the range of large cargo turboprops, while delivering a 30 percent lower operating cost versus other narrowbody freighters. The P2F conversions will take place at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and include the addition of a main deck front cargo door, a cargo handling system, floor reinforcement and a Rigid Cargo Barrier (a 9G Barrier with access door). Other changes include the addition of a cargo smoke detection system with class E extinguishers in the upper cargo compartment, air management system changes, interior removal and provisions for hazmat transportation. The E190F will have a payload capacity of 23,600 lbs. (10,200 kgs.), while the E195F will be able to accommodate a payload of 27,200 lbs. (12,300) kgs.

Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) is a leading regional aircraft lessor serving approximately 70 airline customers in over 45 countries. The company’s current fleet includes nearly 500 aircraft including ATR42/72s, De Havilland Canada Dash 8s, Mitsubishi CRJ900/1000s, Airbus A220s and Embraer E-Jet Family aircraft.

Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide. The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Embraer has logged over 1,900 orders for their E-Jets and the company has already delivered over 1,600 of the jets to 80 customers in 50 countries. Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft. Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually.

Source(s): Embraer, Nordic Aviation Capital


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