Embraer has Air Peace, Nigeria and West Africa´s largest airline, has announced it has signed a contract for three additional E195-E2s, with a value of USD 212.6 million, based on Embraer´s current list prices, the company said.
Set to be the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa, Air Peace´s firm order, announced in April this year, is now for 13 E195-E2s with 17 purchase rights for the same model. The first delivery is scheduled for the second quarter of 2020.
Air Peace subsidiary, Air Peace Hopper, started operating six ERJ145 jets last year on short thin routes. That experience with Embraer´s products and services, including the pool programme, and the undeniable economic benefits of right-sizing aircraft for the mission, was a key factor in selecting the E2.
Air Peace´s E195-E2s will be configured in a comfortable dual class arrangement with 124 seats. Air Peace operates more than 20 local, regional, and international routes and has strategic plans to expand those routes.
Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The Company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and E-Jet families of aircraft.