Dubai Airshow 2009 Orders Update

Following orders have been announced by Airbus, Boeing and Embraer at Dubai Airshow 2009 so far:


  • Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350 XWB
    Ethiopian Airlines confirms order for 12 Airbus A350 XWBs
    Ethiopian Airlines has ordered 12 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, bringing total orders for the A350 XWB family to 505.
    In selecting the A350-900 to operate from their hub in Addis Ababa on routes to Europe, the US and Asia, Ethiopian Airlines becomes a new member in Airbus’ family of over 300 customers.
  • Yemenia Airlines Airbus A320
    Yemenia Airlines to acquire 10 Airbus A320s
    Yemenia, the official carrier of the state of Yemen, based in Sanaa, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 10 Airbus A320 Family aircraft. Yemenia’s A320s will be configured in a comfortable two-class configuration with seating for 12 passengers in Business Class and 138 in Economy. The aircraft will be deployed to enhance and expand services on regional, African, Indian and European routes. It will enable Yemenia to demonstrate its role as a growing regional carrier and contributor to the growth of Yemen’s economy.
  • Comlux orders 10th Airbus corporate jet
    Comlux has ordered a third Airbus’ Corporate Jetliner (ACJ), taking its total orders for Airbus corporate jets to ten aircraft – 4 A318s, 3 Airbus ACJs, 2 A320 Prestiges and one A330-200 Prestige – and making it the largest Airbus ACJ Family customer.
    Some of the aircraft are managed for private customers and some are used to provide VVIP charters – as will the newly ordered aircraft.
  • Air Austral signs firm order for two single class A380s
    Air Austral, based in Saint Denis, La Réunion, has ordered two A380s, the most advanced, spacious and eco-efficient airliner in service today. Powered by Engine Alliance engines and seating around 840 passengers in a single-class configuration, the aircraft will be operated on the high-density route from La Réunion to Paris, France.
  • Nepal Airlines signs Memorandum of Understanding for A320 and A330
    Nepal’s national carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is modernising its international fleet with one A330-200 wide-body and one Airbus A320 single aisle aircraft. The new Airbus aircraft will be deployed on international services to Japan and will for the very first time connect Nepal to Europe with direct flights.
    The two class, A330-200 will be deployed on routes to Europe and North Asia and will play an instrumental role in developing Nepal’s tourism industry especially around to country’s ‘Visit Nepal 2011’ tourism campaign to attract foreign tourists.


  • Air Algerie Boeing Next-Generation 737-800
    Air Algerie orders 7 737-800s
    Boeing and Air Algérie announced an order for seven Next-Generation 737-800s.
    The airplanes will grow the Air Algérie Next-Generation 737 fleet to 22 airplanes. ir Algérie ordered its new 737s with Blended Winglets, which further reduce fuel burn by approximately four percent.
    A Boeing customer for nearly 40 years, Air Algérie operates a Boeing fleet that includes 10 737-800s, five 737-600s and three 767-300s.
  • Tassili Airlines Next-Generation 737-800
    Tassili Airlines orders 4 Next-Generation 737-800s
    Tassili Airlines of Algeria placed its first order for Boeing airplanes with a signed deal for four Next-Generation 737-800s.
    Tassili Airlines, a 100-percent-owned subsidiary of government-owned Sonatrach Petroleum Corporation, will use the 737-800s to transport employees and cargo between large Algerian cities and Sonatrach work sites. Tassili plans to put its 737s into commercial passenger service on domestic and regional routes in the near future. (Great livery btw!)


  • Oman Air EMBRAER 175
    Oman Air orders 5 EMBRAER 175
    Four of the jets will be operated by the airline and one will serve with the Royal Omani Police. The newly ratified deal also includes purchase rights for another five aircraft. The first delivery is scheduled for the first quarter of 2011. Oman Air’s EMBRAER 175 will be configured with 72 seats in a full-service, dual-class layout, with 12 seats in business class and 60 in economy.
  • Air Astana EMBRAER 190
    Air Astana orders 2 EMBRAER 190
    The airline will operate two EMBRAER 190 jets out of Almaty, Kazakhstan, under a newly ratified agreement with the U.S. aircraft leasing company Jetscape, Inc., based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This deal is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2009. Both EMBRAER 190s – configured in a dual-class layout, featuring nine seats in first class and 88 in economy – are scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2011.

Sources: Airbus, Boeing, Embraer
Photos: Airbus, Boeing, Embraer

Lufthansa Receives First Embraer 195

Last week Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 195 to Lufthansa. The aircraft will be operated by Lufthansa CityLine, the wholly owned regional partner of the German carrier and one of the five partners in the Lufthansa Regional family.

“It’s a great honor to see our E-Jets sporting the colors of such a renowned airline as Lufthansa,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We´re proud to have been selected as the backbone for the renewal of the Lufthansa regional fleet, and our satisfaction is even greater, because we have recently achieved the outstanding milestone of 600 E-Jets operating with 49 airlines in 34 countries.”

Lufthansa CityLine Embraer 195

Lufthansa’s E195 is configured for 116 passengers in a dual-class layout, with a moveable divider. Based at the carrier’s hub in Munich, the E-Jets will develop new routes and expand Lufthansa’s regional outreach, offering passengers more comfort and safety, without the undesirable middle seat.

With a total of 20 E-Jets for CityLine and ten already delivered to Air Dolomiti and Augsburg Airways, Lufthansa will continue its strive to further upgrade its fleet.

Source: Embraer
Photo: Embraer

First Embraer 170 Delivered to British Airways

Last week Embraer delivered the first Embraer 170 to British Airways. The aircraft, configured with 76 seats in a singleclass layout, will be operated by BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, which operates international and domestic routes from London City Airport. The deal was announced in December 2008, and includes firm orders for six EMBRAER 170 and five EMBRAER 190 jets, plus options for another three airplanes of the same model.

British Airways Embraer 170

The EMBRAER 170 obtained steep approach certification to operate at London City Airport in June 2007. The steep approach uses a software solution developed within the existing fly-by-wire system, which means improved flight quality and control, as well as
reduced pilot workload, less weight, and lower maintenance costs.

On June 30, 2009, Embraer had logged 882 firm orders and 794 options for the E-Jets family. With nearly 600 aircraft delivered to date, the family has a broad base of 53 operators in 35 countries, on five continents.

The EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets – the EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 – with 70 to 122 seats. The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,500 meters), and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,448 km).

Photo: Embraer
Source: Embraer

First E190 Delivered to LAM

Embraer recently delivered the first EMBRAER 190 jet to Mozambique flag carrier LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique.
The deal was announced in October 2008 and includes firm orders for two EMBRAER 190s, plus two purchase rights.

LAM’s EMBRAER 190 is configured in a dual-class layout, featuring nine seats in business class and 84 in economy. The aircraft will be based in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, and will replace older narrowbody jets operated for domestic routes, mainly in the cities of Nampula and Pemba. It will also be used for regional flights to Luanda (Angola), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Johannesburg, and in the near future, Cape Town (South Africa), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique EMBRAER 190
LAM also signed an Embraer Pool Flight Hour Program service contract to easily and effectively support its EMBRAER 190 jet fleet. The pool program quickly provides replacement aircraft parts and eliminates the need for inventory investments, once Embraer assumes the responsibility for maintaining an inventory at its distribution and service centers, in order to provide parts to operators as soon as they are requested.

Source: Embraer
Photo: Embraer

First Embraer E-Jet Delivered to Augsburg Airways

On Tuesday, Embraer delivered the first EMBRAER 195 jet to Augsburg Airways, a Lufthansa Regional partner.
The original deal with Lufthansa was announced in June 2007, with 30 firm orders for the EMBRAER 190 jet and the option to receive any model of the E-Jets family.

Augsburg Airways’ EMBRAER 195 is configured for 116 passengers in a dual-class layout, separated by a moveable divider, and the “next seat free” (ticket purchased, where the neighboring seat remains unoccupied) in the Business Class. Based at Lufthansa’s Munich hub, the aircraft will be operated by Augsburg Airways on Lufthansa routes, offering passengers more comfort and safety, without the undesirable middle seat.

Augsburg Airways Embraer 195

“We are very proud to be the first EMBRAER 195 operator based in Germany,” said Bernadette Rampl, Managing Director of Augsburg Airways. “We are eager to introduce the EMBRAER 195, the first jet in our fleet, since it is economically efficient and has an undeniably high level of comfort.”

The new aircraft will become part of the modern and efficient regional fleet Lufthansa has depended upon for both its European routes and feeder flights to its long-haul network. The airline is also investing during these testing times, and is committed to deliver the best flying experience to its customers.

The EMBRAER 195 is the biggest and newest of the four members of the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family, and began commercial operation in September 2006.

Source: Embraer
Photo: Embraer

Embraer Delivers First Lineage 1000 Jet

Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet, yesterday, in São José dos Campos, Brazil, to HE Aamer Abdul Jalil Al Fahim, of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The aircraft, to be managed on behalf of the owner by Prestige Jet, also of Abu Dhabi, will have its first public exhibition at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), May 12-14, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Embraer Lineage 1000 Executive Jet - Managed by Prestige Jet - Abu Dhabi

In Embraer’s portfolio of six executive jets, the Lineage 1000 is the largest aircraft. Configured to accommodate up to 19 people in a total cabin volume of 4,085 cubic feet (115.7 cubic meters), the jet’s flexible interior offers five distinct privacy zones, as many as three lavatories, and an available stand-up shower. There is a wide variety of cabin configurations to fit all travelers’ needs, with plentiful room for work, rest and meetings. The airplane was launched three years ago, at EBACE.

Embraer Lineage 1000 Luxury Cabin Interior

Prestige Jet was formed in 2007, operating out of Abu Dhabi International Airport, and has quickly established itself as one of the foremost providers of top-of-range executive flight services from and to the Middle East Region. The range of services offered by Prestige Jet extends also to charter brokerage travel and aircraft sales, acquisition, and management.

Source & Photos: Embraer

Embraer Launches KC-390 Program

Yesterday, Embraer signed a contract with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the KC-390 military transport aircraft program.

The existence of a study regarding this military transport aircraft was presented two years ago, at LAAD 2007. The jet will have a cargo bay equipped with an aft ramp, to transport a wide variety of types of cargo, including armored vehicles, and will be outfitted with the most modern systems for handling and launching cargos.

Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Jet

The new jet can be refueled in flight and can be used for in-flight or on-ground refueling of other aircraft. The cargo bay will allow configurations for Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions. The technical advances of the KC-390 include fly-by-wire technology and the capability for operating on short and rustic runways.

Source: Embraer
Image: Embraer

Photos – Embraer 190 Steep Approach Tests at London City Airport

Embraer now has another member of its E-Jets family, the EMBRAER 190, formally beginning its steep approach campaign to enable operations at London’s business airport, London City (LCY). This certification is expected to be earned by the end of 2009.

Embraer 190 Steep Approach Tests at London City Airport

In December 2008, Embraer and British Airways signed a contract for 11 E-Jets, composed of six EMBRAER 170s and five EMBRAER 190s, to be operated by BA CityFlyer. The first EMBRAER 170, already certified for steep approach operations, will be delivered in the second half of 2009.

E190 Steep Approach Tests LCY

The EMBRAER 190 will perform the steep approach with the use of a software solution developed on the existing fly-by-wire system, which means better flight qualities and control, reduced pilot workload, and less aircraft weight and maintenance costs. When departing from LCY, the EMBRAER 190 range will reach more than 800 nautical miles (1,500 km), covering all current routes operated from this airport and bringing additional flexibility for airlines to add more important European business destinations. The steep approach capability will also enable operations at other airports that require equivalent procedures.

Source: Embraer
Photos: Embraer

Embraer: Phenom 100 Delivered to Pakistan Air Force & Super Tucano Ordered by Ecuadorian Air Force

Phenom 100 Delivered to Pakistan Air Force

Embraer delivered the first Phenom 100 jet to Pakistan’s Air Force. The Pakistan government has acquired four of this aircraft model, which will be used to transport government officials of that country.

Pakistan Air Force Embraer Phenom 100

This is the first Embraer aircraft delivered to a customer in Pakistan, and it is also the first Phenom 100 to be operated by a government. The country’s Air Force chose this model after carrying out a detailed analysis of such aspects as performance, comfort, technology, acquisition price, and operating costs, among others.

The Phenom 100 jet can accommodate up to eight occupants. Its range of 1,178 nautical miles (2,182 km), including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, means the aircraft is capable of flying nonstop from Islamabad (Pakistan) to Karachi (Pakistan) or Katmandu (Nepal), from New York to Miami, in the U.S., or from London to Rome, in Europe.

Super Tucano Ordered by Ecuadorian Air Force

Embraer confirms signing the Ecuadorian Air Force (FAE) for the sale of 24 Super Tucano turboprop aircraft, through a contract that was finalized last year. The tandem seat airplanes will be used on border patrol missions and for pilot training. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in late 2009.

Ecuador Air Force Embraer Super Tucano

The deal with FAE includes an extensive Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) package and an advanced Training and Operation Support System (TOSS), covering not only the aircraft, but also ground support stations and a flight simulator.

This is the fourth export contract signed by Embraer to supply Super Tucano aircraft to a Latin American air force. In August 2008, the Company announced a contract with the Chilean Air Force (FACh) for the sale of 12 aircraft, and at the beginning of 2009 it
confirmed the sale of eight planes to the Dominican Republic Air Force. The Super Tucano currently operates in the air forces of Brazil and Colombia, successfully carrying out border patrol and other missions.

Source: Embraer
Photos: Embraer

Fuji Dream Receives Its First E170

Embraer delivered the first Embraer 170 jet to Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines, a company of the Suzuyo Group. The airline has ordered another Embraer 170, which is scheduled for delivery later this year.

“Beginning deliveries to a new customer is always a challenging milestone for us. The specific case of Fuji Dream is more than that, since we’re taking part in the birth of a brand-new airline in a highly competitive and demanding market like Japan,” stated Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “We are proud to be a part of this business initiative headed by an energetic airline like Fuji Dream.”

Fuji Dream Embraer 170

This Embraer 170 from Fuji Dream can comfortably carry up to 76 passengers in a singleclass layout, and will operate out of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, in central Japan. Shizuoka Airport is currently under construction and is expected to be completed and operational by July, 2009. Fuji Dream will operate 1 daily flight to Kagoshima, 1 to Kumamoto, and 2 daily flights to Komatsu.

Fuji Dream Airlines was incorporated in June 2008 to be the Suzuyo Group’s air transportation arm.
By entering the airline business and building on the convenience of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Suzuyo Group contributes to Shizuoka’s economic development.

Photo: Embraer
Source: Embraer