Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras (Azul Brazilian Airlines) (Sao Paulo-Viracopos) announced today, at the 2014 Farnborough International Airshow, that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Embraer S.A. for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 jets.
Besides the firm order, the LOI includes additional 20 purchase rights for the same model, bringing the total potential order to up to 50 E195-E2 jets. The contract for the E-Jets E2 has an estimated value of
$3.1 billion, at list prices, if all purchase rights are converted to firm orders. As the first airline to order the E195-E2, Azul becomes the launch operator for this aircraft.
Currently, Azul has a total of 82 E-Jets in service and another 11 on order. It operates the largest fleet of E195s in the world.
The first delivery of an E2 E-Jet (the E190-E2) is planned for the first half of 2018. The E195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.