The Singapore Air Show announcement by Indian carrier Air Costa of
Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, to acquire up to 100 E-Jets E2s has swelled the
order book for the next-generation E-Jets.
The airline intends to start adding 50 E190-E2s in 2018 and 50 larger
As of mid-February, the total orders, options and Letters of Intent
for the E-Jets E2s is 455.
* orders and options are an unspecified mix of E190-E2 & E195-E2
+ LOIs from 5 airlines from Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia
Air Costa chairman and LEPL Group Executive Director
Mr. Ramesh Lingamaneni (L) and Embraer Commercial Aviation president Mr. Paulo
Cesar Silva at the company’s press conference at the 2014 Singapore Air Show.
E190-E2s will be configured with 6 Business Class and 92 Economy Class
seats. The larger E195-E2s will have 12
Business Class and 106 Economy Class seats.
The airline is
confident on the future of regional aviation in India given its strong
performance since it was launched four months ago. The carrier is filling an average of 74% of
seats on every flight on the two E170s it is currently flying to six
cities. Two E190s are scheduled for
delivery this month with another aircraft arriving every quarter through 2018
when the first E190-E2 arrives.