The International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is an aircraft lessor headquartered in the Constellation Place in Century City, Los Angeles, California, has announced a firm order for 50 second generation E2s, comprising 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s, estimated value of US$2.85 billion at current list prices.
These order will boosting sale of Embraer’s range of new E-jets. Options for a further 25 E190-E2s and 25 E195-E2s potentially brings the total order to up to 100 aircraft.
The E2 – have improved technology than previous generations E175, E190 and E195 jets – incorporates new engines, advanced wing design, and full fly-by-wire flight controls that the manufacturer says will result in more efficient fuel “double-digit improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs, emissions, and external noise”. The first E2s are expected to enter service during 2018.
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