Embraer has signed a contract with Scandinavian regional airline WiderÃ¸e for up to 15 E2 family jets, the company said.
The contract consists of three firm orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft. This flexible mix of purchase rights for E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 will give WiderÃ¸e the ability to grow their fleet with a family of aircraft from 80 to 130+ seats.
The order has a potential list price value of up to USD 873 million, if all orders are converted. The three firm orders for E190-E2s were included in Embraer´s fourth quarter 2016 backlog.
WiderÃ¸e will configure the E190-E2s in a comfortable single-class layout with 114 seats. Deliveries are scheduled for 2018. This deal brings the E-Jets E2 backlog to 275 firm orders plus letters of intent, options, and purchase rights covering another 415 aircraft giving a total of 690 commitments from airlines and leasing companies.
Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial jets with up to 130+ 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 1,700 orders and over 1,300 deliveries, redefining the traditional concept of regional aircraft by operating across a range of business applications.
WiderÃ¸e is a regional airline in Scandinavia, with a staff of 3,000 and a turnover of NOK 4.4 billion. The company carries close to 3 million passengers annually and flies to 46 domestic and international destinations.
WiderÃ¸e operates more than 450 flights every day. Its network consists of 60% commercial routes, and 40% Public Services Obligations (PSO) routes.
Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services. It maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.