Congo Airways converts Embraer E175 order to E190-E2 Jets

Congo Airways converts order of two Embraer E175 into E190 E2 aircraft ©Embraer

Congo Airways has converted the firm order made in December 2019 for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for two more, into a firm order for two E190-E2 jets, with purchase rights for a further two.

The new deal has a total value of US$256 million at current list prices with all purchase rights exercised, and will be included in Embraer’s second-quarter backlog.

The aircraft will be configured in a dual-class layout seating 96 passengers in total, with 12 staggered business class seats. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022. This is the second E2 order received from an African customer. There are currently 189 Embraer aircraft operating in Africa with 54 airlines in 27 countries.

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