Halifax-based Chorus Aviation Capital (CAC), the leasing arm of Chorus Aviation, will acquire two more Embraer E190s with attached leases, CAC said July 27.

The aircraft are now on lease to Mexico’s Aerolitoral, operating as Aeromexico’s regional subsidiary Aeromexico Connect. CAC said its acquisition of the two E190s is expected to be finalized in the third quarter and will be subject to fulfillment of conditions precedent to closing, including novation of the existing leases.

Adding to a previous E190 lease acquisition on July 17, “these two E190s will constitute our second and third aircraft on lease to Aeromexico Connect,” CAC president Steve Ridolfi said.  CAC is also acquiring a fourth E190 from KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ regional subsidiary KLM Cityhopper.

"Together with our sizeable fleet of Bombardier turboprop and jet aircraft, we are doing exactly what we set out to do with our leasing business,” Chorus Aviation president and CEO Joe Randell said. “[We are building] a diversified, high-quality fleet of regional aircraft for lease to the most reputable regional airlines around the globe."

Mark Nensel mark.nensel@penton.com