July 10, 2012
China’s Hebei Airlines to expand E-Jets fleet with five more Embraer 190s
China’s Hebei Airlines acquired five more EMBRAER 190s jets to join its E-Jets fleet by the end of 2013, as announced by Embraer during the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The total value of the deal, at list price, is US$226m. The order has been registered in the Company’s backlog for the second quarter of the year. “The approval by the Chinese government for Hebei Airlines to aquire five more E190s indicates their confidence in the E-Jets’ performance and the jets’ contribution to the development of China’s aviation industry,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, Embraer President, Commercial Aviation. “The E-Jets are market leaders in its segment in China and recognized for their versatility and passenger appeal, and will help Hebei Airlines to expand its network by exploring new markets and adding frequencies on existing routes.” Based in Shijiazhuang, China’s Hebei Province, Hebei Airlines currently has two E190s in service, covering eight destinations with around 70 flights per week.