EgyptAir will auction the remaining nine E170LR regional jets in its fleet. The aircraft have been in storage since March 2020 and will be offered at a public auction until December 20th, Ch-Aviation said.
Embraer jets were manufactured between 2007 and 2009 and have 19,500 cycles to 25,500 cycles. The aircraft will be sold together with a pair of CF-34 engines each.
Three more E170s from the original fleet were sold to state-owned leasing company CIAF Leasing, with two of them leased to Jasmin Airways.
Egypt’s state-owned carrier acquired the E170 for EgyptAir Express, a regional subsidiary founded in 2007. They were configured with 76 seats and operated on low-demand routes in the country.
In 2018, EgyptAir announced that the first Airbus A220-300s would integrate its regional arm, but in November of the following year, a restructuring plan ended EgyptAir Express, whose routes and planes were incorporated into the parent company.
Since 2019, the E170s had been taken out of service as the 140-seat A220s were delivered, but the Covid-19 pandemic brought the process forward.
The smallest variant of the E-Jet family, the E170 was the first model launched by Embraer and entered service by LOT in 2004. Only 191 aircraft were produced, the last one delivered in 2017.