Embraer 190. Courtesy, Embraer

Embraer said GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has inked a contract for six Embraer 190s, plus six options, with the right to convert to the E-195. The total value of the deal is $256.8 million at list prices. Delivery will begin in the 2012 fourth quarter, Embraer said.
Embraer said this new contract expands on the agreement for two E-190s announced at the Paris Air Show in June (ATW Daily News, June 21).

GECAS has 93 E-jets of all models on lease with 15 airlines around the world, and its portfolio now comes to 101 E-jets.
GECAS president and CEO Norm Liu said, “We continue to see strong demand for Embraer’s E-jets, as carriers of all types from around the world expand their point-to-point services. We have built a large base in the regional sector and we will continue to grow with these customers.”