KLM Cityhopper has revealed plans to buy as much as 35 E195-E2 jets from Embraer.
The deal consists of 15 agency orders and buy rights for an additional 20 plane of the identical mannequin.
The deal was introduced on the 53rd Worldwide Paris Air Present earlier.
This intention, which nonetheless requires a purchase order settlement, has a price of US$2.48 billion, based mostly on Embraer’s present record costs.
“With a fleet of 49 E-Jets, KLM is already the biggest Embraer operator in Europe and including KLM to the E2 household of operators could be an enormous vote of confidence in Embraer, our after gross sales care and the E2 programme.
“The plane makes use of 30 per cent much less gas per seat in comparison with KLM Cityhopper’s present E190s.
“And by way of plane noise, the plane is the quietest in its class each internally for passengers, and externally, by a big margin”, stated John Slattery, chief govt, Embraer Industrial Aviation.
The financial and environmental efficiency of the plane makes the E195-E2 the “best plane” for rising KLM’s European enterprise and supporting their hub-and-spoke operation, complementing the mainline fleet, Embraer stated.
KLM president, Pieter Elbers, stated: “Embraer has been a key companion for KLM and Cityhopper over the previous ten years.
“Our prospects admire the E190 and E175s.
“The E2 could be a welcome addition to the KLM fleet, giving us better capability flexibility and assist to handle down prices.
“As well as, the environmentally pleasant E195-E2 additionally helps our sustainability objectives with decrease ranges of noise and emissions.”
KLM Cityhopper began the method of changing its fleet of venerable Fokker plane for E-Jets in 2008, to be able to improve the present community and to allow the environment friendly growth of latest routes.
LM Cityhopper’s all Embraer fleet presently has 49 E-Jets – 32 E190s and 17 E175s.