ICBC Financial Leasing Co, Ltd., a
wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, is
adding up to 20 E190-E2s to its current asset portfolio of over 380 owned and
managed aircraft. The acquisition is for
10 firm-order E2s and purchase rights for 10 additional aircraft. Delivery of ICBC Leasing’s first E190-E2 is
scheduled in 2018.
The Chinese leasing entity selected the
E190-E2 to diversify its resources and to help it expand its presence in the regional aviation market. For Embraer, ICBC Leasing offers prospective
customers another option to procure E-Jets. ICBC Leasing joins AerCap of
the USA as a lessor of E-Jets E2s. In
announced the acquisition of up to 50 E190-E2s and up to 50 E195-E2s.
The leasing community has been a strong
supporter of Embraer E-Jets. Some 30
leasing companies have added E-Jets to their fleet portfolios.
Pictured (above): Mr. Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of ICBC, signs the agreement in the presence of Mr.
Frederico Curado, President and CEO of Embraer, Mr. Xi Jingping, President of
China (seated), and Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil.