Greenland Express Air New Airline from Denmark

Greenland Express Air New Airline from Denmark, will start to serve in the spring

Greenland Express Air is a new airline that expects to launch scheduled passenger operations in March or April. This airline is a merged between Eyjaflug, Air Arctic and Greenland Express has merged and continue with the name Greenland Express Air.

Greenland Express Air will operate an Embraer 190.
According to its website, the airline is planning the following routes:
First flights to Denmark, then the rest of the world.
The first flights will begin this summer season between:
  • Copenhagen – Keflavik
  • Keflavik – Copenhagen
  • Aalborg – Keflavik
  • Keflavik – Aalborg
  • Aalborg – Kangerlussuaq
  • Kangerlussuaq – Aalborg
  • Copenhagen – Narsarsuaq – Kangerlussuaq
  • Aalborg – Narsarsuaq
  • Aalborg – Narsarsuaq – Kangerlussuaq
  • Narsarsuaq – Aalborg
  • Keflavik – Kangerlussuaq
  • Kangerlussuaq – Keflavik
  • Keflavik – Narsarsuaq
  • Narsarsuaq – Keflavik
  • Narsarsuaq – Kangerlussuaq
  • Kangerlussuaq – Narsarsuaq
  • Aalborg – Copenhagen
  • Copenhagen – Aalborg
  • Kangerlussuaq – Copenhagen

New Embraer 190 for KLM Cityhopper

Amsterdam Netherlands - KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional subsidiary, has sign a lease agreement with BOC Aviation for six Embraer 190 aircrafts to join on his fleet.

Currently KLM Cityhopper has already have 22 E-Jets on his fleet. The additional Embraer 190s are part of strategic plan to phase of modernization KLM Cityhopper's fleet. The new Embraer 190 will replace the oldest Fokker 70 aircraft fleet. The first of the six ERJ 190s is scheduled to be delivered during the second half of 2013.

The six new Embraer 190 aircrafts will configured with 100 seats in a single-class layout. All of the Embraer 190 aircrafts will be deployed across KLM’s European network from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

ILFC signs for up to 100 Embraer E2s

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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​Azerbaijan Airlines Receives First EMBRAER 190 jet

Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, July 5, 2013 – Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the national airline of Azerbaijan, received yesterday the first of four EMBRAER 190s on order. The aircraft will be deployed on the carrier’s international network from Baku’s Heydar Aliyev International Airport (GYD). The three remaining aircraft are scheduled for delivery by the end of the year.

The four E190s are part of an acquisition of six E-Jets. Two 76-seat E170s purchased from ECC Leasing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Embraer, will also join the fleet later this year.

All of AZAL’s E190s are configured with 106 Elite seats in a single class layout. The first aircraft is scheduled to start flying from Baku to Nakhchievan and Tbilisi, Georgia. The airline also plans to fly the E190 on longer international routes in the near future.

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Air Lituanica launches with Embraer 170

Air Lituanica launches scheduled passenger operations

Air Lituanica, airline of Lithuania as planned, will be launched to serve scheduled passenger operations with an Embraer 170 leased from Estonian Air.

The New airline
routes first launched on June 30, to Brussels. And then on July 8, a second route to Amsterdam to begin. The airline intends to expand later to Berlin, Prague, Munich, and Moscow.

Embraer launches the second generation of E-Jets

Embraer has formally announced the launch of the second generation of its E-Jets family of commercial aircraft, They call E-Jets E2

The second generation of Embraer E-Jets E2:
E175-E2 seat up to 88 passengers
E190-E2 seat up to 106 passengers
E195-E2 seat up to 132 passengers

E190-E2 is expected to enter service in the first half of 2018 with the other models following from 2019.

“The launch of the E2 builds on our vision to offer leading-edge commercial jets with a capacity right-sized for 70 to 130 seats, seamless mainline comfort, and performance for flexible and efficient utilisation by regional, low-cost, and network carriers.” Embraer CEO Frederico Fleury Curado said.

UIA expanded its fleet with two Boeing-737 and 3 Embraer-190 aircraft

UIA, Ukraine International Airlines - Ukraine plans expanding its fleet and route structure. UIA have plans to leased two additional Boeing 737-800 NGs and 3 Embraer-190s from AWAS – an international leasing company.

The fleet is now composed of 28 Boeing aircraft and two Embraer ERJ 190s. UIA operates Boeing aircraft since the airline`s foundation in 1992 and is currently the largest CEE Boeing aircraft operator. Moreover, UIA is the only Ukraine`s airline to independently perform all types of Boeing aircraft maintenance and overhaul.

“UIA long-term development strategy involves systematic fleet renewal and enlargement, – noted Yervgeny Treskunov, UIA Executive Vice President Strategy and Development. – Particularly, prior to 2018 airline's medium-haul will be fully renewed with Boeing-737 Next Generation aircraft. In support of the program implementation 5 new aircraft – 2 Boeing 737-900 aircraft and 3 Embraer-190 aircraft – are scheduled to arrive within the period of July – November 2013”.

With these program UIA add more
  • June 29, the airline will adding new routes a weekly Lvov - Rome, Kiev - Sochi operate three days a week, target accommodate traffic The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
  • July 4, new route Simferopol - Tel Aviv, Israel operate two days a week, and then Simferopol - Yerevan, Armenia.

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Sriwijaya Air orders 20 Embraer 190s

Sriwijaya Air, of Jakarta, Indonesia, has signed an agreement subject to final documentation for the acquisition of 20 EMBRAER 190 jets, with purchase rights for ten more aircraft. The order was announced, today, at the 49th Paris Air Show. The total value of the deal, at list price, is USD 856 million, based on January 2011 economic conditions, and could reach USD 1.28 billion, if all purchase rights are exercised.

Paulo César de Souza e Silva, Embraer President, Commercial Aviation, highlighted the significance of the transaction. “This is a very important endorsement of the EMBRAER 190’s capability to operate in such a diverse geographical environment as Indonesia, where flying is becoming an increasingly important means of connecting key business and tourism centers across a huge footprint. We’re very pleased that Sriwijaya recognizes the outstanding qualities of the E190s to accomplish its strategy.” 

Sriwijaya Air’s E190s will be outfitted with 100 seats in a single-class configuration. The airline identified a need for a dedicated fleet of 100-seat aircraft to replace some of its narrow-bodies and to achieve its expansion objectives, adding new frequencies in existing domestic markets, as well as pioneering new nonstop services throughout the region.   

Sriwijaya Air’s CEO, Chandra Lie, said “we selected the EMBRAER 190 because it best fits our strategy of developing new nonstop markets that are not economically viable with larger aircraft. The E190’s excellent range, airfield performance, and superior level of comfort will allow us to add incremental capacity, as those routes develop, thus improving the overall passenger flying experience in communities throughout Indonesia. The new aircraft type also lets us redeploy our bigger jets elsewhere in the network, where their size is more compatible with demand.” 

The carrier intends to operate the E190s from its hub at Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) and other key centers at Balikpapan, Makassar, Surabaya and Medan. The jet will give Sriwijaya Air the flexibility to operate city-pairs with distances up to 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 kilometers). 

Sriwijaya Air is Embraer’s newest customer and joins ten other carriers in the Asia Pacific/China region that have selected E-Jets. Airlines in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Australia operate a total of 90 E-Jets. Embraer provides comprehensive support and service for its South East Asian customers from Changi, Singapore. The facilities include a spare parts warehouse, full flight simulator, and cabin mockup for flight attendant training. 

About Sriwijaya Air  

Sriwijaya Air is one of Indonesia’s leading domestic airlines. It carries over 600,000 passengers per month from its hub at Jarkarta’s Soekarno Hatta International Airport (CGK) to some 35 national and international destinations. The carrier was founded in November 2003. It operates a fleet of 28 narrow-bodies on a network spanning the entire country, from Banda Aceh in the west to Jayapura in the east.