Embraer announced at the Farnborough Airshow that Azul Brazilian Airlines has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 30 firm orders for the E-195 E2 jets, becoming the launch customer for the type. The LOI includes 20 additional purchase rights. The firm order, which is valued at $3.1 billion at current list prices, is expected to be completed by this year’s fourth quarter.
Currently, the Brazilian airline has 82 E-Jets in service and another 11 on order.

The E2 was launched last June at the Paris Air Show. The E-195-E2 is scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2019.
Separately, Embraer announced that Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines ordered three 84-seat E-175s with three options, in an order valued at $256.8 million at current list prices. Fuji currently operates three E-170s and five E-175s.

In addition, Azerbaijan’s national carrier AZAL signed a firm order for two additional E-190s, in an order valued at $95.4 million at current list prices. The E-190s will be configured in a dual class layout and will be deployed from Baku to European routes such as Prague, Milan or Rome.