Binter to receive first E195-E2 in second half of 2019
Spain’s Binter Canarias will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, Embraer says Binter will be the E195-E2’s first European customer.
The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for three E195-E2s. The contract also includes purchase rights for two additional aircraft of the same model.
The agreement was previously announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) with an “undisclosed customer” at the Farnborough Airshow in July.
With all options exercised, the contract has a list price of $342 million (£266.36 million).
The airline will configure the aircraft with 132 seats in a single-class layout.
“Embraer is proud to welcome Binter to the expanding base of E-Jets operators in Europe,” said Martyn Holmes, Vice President, Europe, Russia & Central Asia, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
He added: “Compared to the regional jets currently utilised by Binter, the E195-E2 will provide greater operational flexibility with more seats, more range and unmatched passenger comfort, with lower operating costs.”
Binter’s Vice President, Rodolfo Núñez, commented: “At Binter we have always believed in offering our customers quality service and, for us, fleet modernisation is paramount. We are convinced that the E195-E2 is the ideal aircraft model for our operations.”