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singaporeairshowEmbraer and GKNEmbraer and GKN Aerospace to collaborate on potential hydrogen flight demonstrator: Embraer and GKN Aerospace announced a collaboration agreement on cutting-edge hydrogen technological development programmes. The partnership aims to accelerate the implementation of hydrogen technologies in aviation, reducing emissions and paving the way for a more sustainable future. The collaboration will also explore the potential for a hydrogen flight demonstrator. The agreement is part of Embraer’s commitment to the global efforts to collaborate with the Air Transport industry’s commitment to achieve net zero carbon by 2050. Together, both companies will leverage their extensive expertise and resources to actively support the development of innovative Hydrogen Fuel Cell technology, as well as optimize airframe systems integration. GKN Aerospace is at the forefront of ground-breaking collaborative hydrogen programs across the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK. “The imperativeness of sustainability drives research and development programmes at Embraer, and the potential development of a hydrogen flight demonstrator represents an important milestone in our technology roadmap toward to the future of sustainable aviation. It is a pleasure to have GKN Aerospace as a partner in this technological journey with us,” said Luís Carlos Affonso, Senior Vice President, Engineering & Technological Development at Embraer.

Recaro AircraftRecaro Aircraft Seating and Embraer to develop seats For E1 And E2 aircraft: Recaro Aircraft Seating and Embraer have agreed a deal to develop a Supplier Furnished Equipment (SFE) catalogue of seats for E1 and E2 aircraft. The SFE catalogue will include the bestselling BL3710 and SL3710 economy class seats and will be available for linefit and retrofit configurations. Development of the SFE catalogue will kick off in Q3 2023. Seats will become eligible for offers in mid-2024. Airlines and lessors with short lead times will benefit from the catalogue’s pre-certified seats and quick turnaround time. “Embraer choosing Recaro to provide seats for the catalogue is a nod to our strong partnership and how well our high-quality products work together to elevate the passenger experience,” said Dr. Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Aircraft Seating and Recaro Holding. “Our entrance into the regional jet market has generated great feedback and our seats now being featured in an SFE catalogue will help us take our customer support to the next level.”

Embraer publishesEmbraer publishes 20-year Market Outlook: Embraer has published its 20-year Market Outlook for commercial aircraft deliveries through 2042. The Market Outlook identifies the demand for new jet and turboprop aircraft with up to 150 seats over the next two decades. It also presents analysis of global influences and trends in six world regions. World passenger traffic, measured in revenue passenger kilometres, is expected to return to 2019 levels by 2024 as a result of a prolonged pandemic recovery, geopolitics, and changes in industry dynamics. Global RPKs will grow 3.2% annually through 2042. The report cites three key trends shaping future demand for travel and aircraft: Fragmentation of the Global Economy – regionalisation of businesses and supply chains will alter how goods and people move; Social Revolution – a remote workforce will prompt air service in new communities;  Market effects of sustainability – the drive to sustainability will affect demand, as will the cost of new fuels and new technology, this is likely to increase the cost of flying over time. Other trends include the need for fleet flexibility to cope with an uncertain and changing demand, mostly through narrow-body complementation, and the growing popularity of crossover narrow-body all-cargo jets. For the complete version of the 2023 Market Outlook, including analysis and regional synopses for each of the six world regions, go to: https://embraer.imagerelay.com/share/729c65547c2248549d1da7bf79eb78a7.

Republic AirwaysRepublic Airways joins Embraer’s Energia Advisory Group: Republic Airways, one of the largest U.S. regional airlines, has joined Embraer’s Energia Advisory Group. The Energia Advisory Group is a team of airlines, lessors, suppliers, and other aviation experts advising Embraer’s Energia project which is developing sustainable aircraft for the future. The MoU signed with Embraer will see the companies working together to define and establish the real-world requirements for sustainable, emission free, and commercially viable, aviation. Working alongside other advisory group members, the companies will collaborate to define requirements such as infrastructure, ground handling, aircraft performance (range, speed, etc.), and cargo space etc. The Energia Advisory Group will help accelerate time to market and ultimately help decide which Energia aircraft will come to market first. Arjan Meijer, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “Republic, one of Embraer’s largest customers and one of the main regional carriers in the US, is an important addition to the diverse team of experts advising Embraer on this essential area of innovation. Republic’s expertise will be invaluable in progressing this exciting program forward – welcome to the team.”

AvolonAvolon Joins Embraer’s E2 programme with deal for Porter Airlines: Avolon, a leading international aircraft leasing company, has signed a sale and leaseback agreement with Porter Airlines for 10 new Embraer E-195-E2 aircraft, with a list price of $841.2 million. The new aircraft will support Porter’s expansion of routes within Canada and further into the North American market. The deal also marks the first of Embraer’s advanced new E2 aircraft to join Avolon’s fleet. The E195-E2 has been designed to maximise returns and efficiency, achieving 25% lower carbon emissions and fuel burn compared to the previous generation aircraft. The new aircraft also supports Avolon’s progress towards its fleet target of 75% new technology aircraft by 2025. Porter introduced the E195-E2 to commercial service in February 2023 and plans to expand its fleet in coming years, with 50 firm orders and the option to purchase 50 additional aircraft. Porter’s E2 configuration offers passengers a comfortable 132-seat, all-economy, two-by-two set up, with no middle seats. Initial routes for Porter’s E2 fleet are focussed within Canada, but the airline has ambitions to quickly grow to the south, soon offering service for its customers to key markets in the US, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean.

AzorraAzorra revealed as customer for 15 Embraer E195-E2s: Embraer has revealed the order announced in January 2023, with an undisclosed customer, for 15 E195-E2 – was placed by Azorra, a growing force in the leasing industry. Embraer is pleased to confirm Azorra’s order, which is valued at US$1.2 billion at list price and was added to the Q4 2022 backlog. “Azorra has made a big impact on our market in a short time. They are proving to be great partners for Embraer and our airline customers. As the global leader in regional aircraft, Embraer is pleased to see the momentum our market is enjoying; and thanks Azorra for their help in building on the opportunities we are seeing across the world,” said Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Based on our success in placing the E2, we are pleased to increase our firm commitment with Embraer from 20 to 35 aircraft,” said Ron Baur, President of Azorra.  “Azorra has a long-standing partnership with Embraer and owns and manages a portfolio (including our orderbook) of more than 100 Embraer E1, E2, and Phenom aircraft, making Azorra one of the largest lessors of Embraer aircraft. We believe the operating economics of the E2, combined with its environmentally friendly and quiet engines, make the E2 an ideal aircraft for our airline customers.”

American AirlinesAmerican Airlines orders seven Embraer E175s for Envoy Air: American Airlines has signed a firm order with Embraer for seven new E175s. The aircraft will be operated by American’s wholly owned subsidiary, Envoy Air. With deliveries to begin Q4 2023, Envoy’s fleet of E-Jets will grow to over 141 aircraft by the end of 2024. The contract value is US$403.4 million at list price and will be included in Embraer’s 2023 Q2 backlog. “Our journey with Embraer began 25 years ago with the ERJ145, and our partnership continues to grow today as we take these additional aircraft and grow our all-Ejet fleet. Not only are our customers happy with the aircraft, but the jet’s outstanding performance and reliability has allowed us to continue to provide excellent service to American Airlines and the thousands of customers we serve every day,” said Pedro Fábregas, President & CEO of Envoy. The E175 entered service in North America in 2005, and has since come to dominate the sector due to its comfort, high performance, and efficiency. Customers like Embraer’s trademark two-by-two seating, meaning no one must endure a middle seat. To date, the worldwide E170/E175 fleet has accumulated over 18 million flight hours with Envoy having flown 1.1 million of these hours.

Via EmbraerBinter orders six Embraer E195-E2s: Binter, the award-winning airline of the Canary Islands, has placed a firm order for six Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The E195-E2 is the quietest, cleanest and most efficient single-aisle jet available, and this order will bring Binter’s E2 fleet to 16 jets when delivered.  Binter configures the jets in a comfortable single-class layout with 132 seats. At list price the deal is valued at US$504.7, with deliveries commencing in the second half of 2024. This order will be included in Embraer’s backlog once all contractual contingencies are cleared. Binter celebrated the delivery of their first E195-E2 jet in November 2019. The airline was the first European customer to receive the biggest aircraft in the E2 family. Binter has now placed orders for 16 E195-E2. Deliveries from Binter’s previous orders will be completed mid-2024.

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