MIAMI — Embraer and China’s Colorful Guizhou Airlines have signed an agreement for up to five E190s. The contract comprising two firm orders and three purchase rights has an estimated value of $249 million at list prices if all rights are exercised.
The firm order for two aircraft, to be delivered in 2017, complement an initial order placed in the 2015 Paris Air Show for seven E190s. To date, four of these have been delivered.
“Based on the aircraft’s performance during the past eight months, we are glad we picked Embraer’s E190, an aircraft model with good economy, unparalleled cabin comfort, and high reliability, which has enabled us to provide passengers with a good travel experience,” Zhai Yan, CEO, Colorful Guizhou Airlines, said in a statement.
“China is among the most dynamic aviation markets in the world, and Guiyang is an important potential hub in southwestern China and we are glad to be part of it with Colorful Guizhou Airlines,” said Guo Qing, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Commercial Aviation, Embraer China.
With the order announced today, Embraer has now logged 288 firm orders in China, including 190 commercial aircraft and 38 executive jets. According to the Brazilian airframer, 168 aircraft have been delivered to Chinese operators.