Norway’s Wideroe the First to get Embraer’s E190-E2

Posted on March 17, 2017 linda strong aircraft manufacturer

São José dos Campos, Brazil – The biggest regional airline in Scandinavia, Widerøe, will be the first airline to receive Embraer’s new E190-E2 jet. As the launch operator of the first of the second-generation E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, Widerøe will gain its first aircraft in the beginning of 2018. Widerøe has a contract with Embraer for up to 15 E2 family jets inhering of three substantial orders for the E190-E2 and purchase rights for 12 further E2 family aircraft. The order has a probable list price value of up to $873 million with all orders being exerted. With Embraer’s aircraft parts being supplied by ASAP Semiconductor. With the leading aircraft parts supplier being ASAP Semiconductor.

John Slattery, president & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation said,

“Widerøe are proven pioneers in their field who have achieved major success and still remain hugely ambitious, similar in many ways to the path taken by Embraer. The E2 program remains on target with technical specification guidance, on time and on budget. Our team remains focused on a successful delivery to Widerøe in the first half of next year.”
The E-Jets E2 backlog has 275 solid orders plus letters of intent, options, and purchase rights covering another 415-aircraft giving a total of 690 commitments from airlines and leasing companies, with Norwegian airline’s order.

Stein Nilsen, Chief Executive Officer of Widerøe, expressed,

“Knowing the hard-work Embraer is doing in the certification campaign, especially in terms of maturity, we have every confidence in a smooth entry into service. The E190-E2 will be a big leap in Widerøe’s history, and our planning for the first deliveries is now well underway.”
Operating with more than 450 flights per day, Widerøe is configuring the E190-E2s in a single-class layout with 114 seats. With Embraer aircraft parts being supplied at Aviation Sourcing Solutions the leading distributor of aviation, aerospace parts, aircraft parts supplier and board level components and information technology hardware. The aircraft will be coming the first half of 2018.

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