Days after closing an order with SalamAir, from Oman, Embraer entered into another agreement for the E2 jets, this time with Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The Jordanian flag carrier intends to order 10 E190-E2 and E195-E2 jets that will replace the E175 and E195 currently in service. The two companies did not give details about the next business steps.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Arjan Meijer, CEO Embraer Commercial Aircraft and Royal Jordanian CEO Samer Majali.
“Embraer is honored to be selected by RJ to provide the next generation of regional aircraft to their fleet. The E2 family of advanced-generation E-Jets offers the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150-seat market. We are proud to continue our long association with the Royal Jordanian,” said Meijer.
“RJ has been operating Embraer aircraft for 15 years now and choosing the same original type of aircraft helps reduce the investment cost of pilot training and spare parts provisioning while also lowering crew scheduling and maintenance costs,” Majali said.
The Royal Jordanian E190-E2 and E195-E2 will be configured with two cabins, with 12 seats in Crown Class and 80/108 seats in Economy.
On Sunday, the airline’s CEO had advanced a deal to order 20 aircraft from the A320neo family, but did not include Embraer’s rival, the A220, indicating that the E2s could have been chosen.