Computer rendering of an E-190 in CIT Aerospace livery. Courtesy, Embraer

CIT Aerospace, the aircraft leasing unit of CIT Group, signed an agreement with Embraer for up to 30 Embraer 190 and/or 195 jets, with 10 firm orders. Deliveries are scheduled through 2015, the manufacturer said.

Embraer president-commercial aviation Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva said, “After more than 1,000 firm orders, spread over 60 operators in 40 countries, this investment by CIT is further confirmation that the E-Jets have achieved a high level of attractiveness for the top-tier investor community.”

According to Embraer, CIT owns or finances a fleet of approximately 300 commercial aircraft. CIT president-transportation finance Jeffrey Knittel said the order allows CIT Aerospace “to continue to maintain one of the youngest and most technologically advanced fleets in the industry and will help us meet our customers’ increased demand for this size of aircraft.”