KLM orders as much as 35 Embraer planes to refresh Cityhopper fleet


An Embraer E195 jet airliner on show on the 2019 Paris Air Present opened at Le Bourget Airport.

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PARIS — Brazilian aerospace agency Embraer introduced Wednesday that Dutch airline KLM has dedicated to purchasing as many as 35 of its E195-E2 plane.

KLM Cityhopper, which is a subsidiary of the primary KLM airline, has supplied a agency order to purchase 15 jets with buy rights for 20 extra. Primarily based on present listing costs the deal has a worth of round $2.5 billion, though a steep low cost on that determine is predicted.

The deal, once more based mostly on Embarer’s catalog pricing, signifies that the conglomerate has taken orders of 78 plane, price round $4.6 billion, in the course of the Paris Air Present this week.

The 15 agency deliveries from Embraer to KLM are anticipated to be made between 2021 and 2024.

Talking on the press convention, KLM President and CEO Pieter Elbers mentioned earlier purchases of Embraer’s E190 and E175 mannequin had expanded the airline’s route community, however refused to be drawn on any new locations because of the E195-E2’s longer vary.

The Embraer E195-E2 is claimed to make use of 30% much less gasoline in comparison with KLM Cityhopper’s present fleet of Embraer E190s, main Elbers to explain the aircraft as “environmentally pleasant.”

Elbers added that present Embraer plane within the KLM fleet had acquired “numerous optimistic suggestions” from clients.

He mentioned the slot availability on the busy Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam would decide if the plane could be used as a substitute to older planes or additionally as a possibility to increase.


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