Congo Airways signs firm order for two E195-E2 aircraft

Congo Airways E195-E2 ©Embraer

Just six months after its first E2 order, Congo Airways has placed a firm order for two E195-E2 jets. This is in addition to its existing two-aircraft order for the smaller E190-E2. The four-aircraft deal has a total value of US$272 million at current list prices. This new firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2020 fourth-quarter backlog.

The E195-E2 will be configured in a dual-class 120-seat layout, 12 in business, 108 in economy – an  additional 25% capacity when compared to the 96-seat configuration chosen by Congo Airways for its E190-E2s. The E2 deliveries are expected to begin in 2022 with Embraer and Congo Airways continuing to review the potential to anticipate the beginning of the deliveries. There are currently 206 Embraer aircraft operating in Africa with 56 airlines in 29 countries.

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