Aerolíneas Argentinas issued a Request for Proposals for 12 Embraer E195-E2 jets

State airline intends to have the aircraft from 2024, through leasing or acquisition

Aerolíneas Argentinas made official its interest in renewing its fleet with Embraer E195-E2 jets. The state-owned airline has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for those interested in supplying the aircraft through leasing or sale.

The requirements call for the delivery of two E195-E2s as early as 2024, another five in 2025 and the final five in 2026. The carrier, however, is open to an alternative schedule.

The E195-E2 has been considered by Aerolíneas for some time, along with A330neo widebodies and more units of the Boeing 737 MAX.

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In November 2022, Pablo Ceriani, CEO of the airline, stated that the company was thinking about the Airbus A220 and the E195-E2, but that it considered the Embraer plane an easier transition for pilots of the first generation E190s.

Aerolineas E190 (AA)

Aerolíneas Argentinas currently has a fleet of 26 E190s, inherited from Austral, which was incorporated in 2020.

The previous management, appointed by the Mauricio Macri government, even considered withdrawing the E190s from service, but his successor, Alberto Fernández, changed plans and kept the aircraft.

In February, Ceriani revealed that Embraer’s jets could be configured with 136 seats, the same capacity as Azul’s E195-E2.

If it confirms a contract for the planes, Aerolíneas will be the third operator of the E2 family on the American continent – in addition to Azul, Canadian Porter Airlines is also a customer of the model


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