Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group, is adding to its existing fleet of 50
E-Jets. The parent company announced the
acquisition of an additional 20 current generation E-Jets, the first of which
will be delivered in 2015, and 20 next generation E2s. The airline will start receiving its E2s in
2018. Tianjin Airlines is the first
Chinese carrier to operate the E2. The
agreement was concluded during a state visit to Brazil by Xi Jingping, the
President of China.
Airlines was the launch customer for the E190 in China and flies the largest
fleet of E-Jets of any carrier in Asia.
is ranked eighth in terms of fleet size and eleventh in terms of market share
in China’s civil aviation industry.
In 2013, it connected 93 cities via 139 domestic and
international routes and carried 8.05 million passengers.
of the high degree of commonality between E-Jet generations, an airline is able
to operate both aircraft types in its fleet or transition from one generation
to the next with minimal differences training.
Pictured (above): Mr. Frederico Curado, President
& CEO of Embraer, co-signs the agreement in the presence of Mr. Xi
Jingping, President of China (seated), and Mrs. Dilma Rousseff, President of