Embraer and WiderÃ¸e, the largest regional airline in Scandinavia and launch customer for the E190-E2, have reached an agreement on a Flight Hour Pool Program for the airline´s soon to be inducted E2 fleet, the company said.
This is the first contract of its kind signed for the E-Jets E2, EmbraerÂ´s second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft.
The agreement will cover more than 300 key rotable components, for the airline´s E190-E2 fleet. WiderÃ¸e will receive its first E190-E2 in April of 2018, beginning revenue service with the aircraft shortly afterwards.
WiderÃ¸e´s contract with Embraer is for up to 15 E2 jets consisting of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2s. The order has a potential list price value of up to USD 873 million, with all orders being exercised. The airline is configuring the E190-E2s in a comfortable single-class layout with 114 seats.
Embraer´s Flight Hour Pool Program, which currently supports more than 40 airlines worldwide, is designed to allow airlines to minimize their upfront investment on expensive repairable inventories and resources and to take advantage of Embraer´s technical expertise and its vast component repair service provider network. The results are significant savings on repair and inventory carrying costs, reduction in required warehousing space, and the elimination of resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels.
Embraer is the world´s manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 150 seats. The company has 100 customers from all over the world operating the ERJ and the E-Jet families of aircraft. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,400 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.