Embraer is already converting second E190F freighter

Aircraft manufacturer expected to deliver first cargo aircraft in 2024. E195F model will soon also be converted

Embraer’s P2F (Passenger to Freighter) program is moving at an accelerated pace. Launched in early 2022, the project offers a conversion of E190 and E195 models for cargo transport.

Embraer received the first aicraft originally configured to carry passengers in February. The aircraft was recently unveiled and is expected to begin certification flights soon.

Although the company did not reveal which E190 underwent the conversion process, ADN found that it was the plane with serial number 19000360, which was originally delivered to TACA Airlines in 2010.

Embraer first E190F (Embraer)

The aircraft operated until May 2019 under US registration N986TA, when it was decommissioned and stored at Middle Georgia Regional Airport, where Embraer has maintenance facilities.

In February, the jet flew to São José dos Campos, the company’s headquarters in Brazil, to be converted into a freighter.

The first E190F is registered to the Bank of Utah Trustee, but is believed to belong to Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the cargo aircraft’s first customer.

In a post on its social media, Embraer revealed that it is already working on the conversion of a second E190 and that it will soon receive an E195, which will offer greater cargo capacity.

The E190 registration N986TA before the P2F conversion (Venkat Mangudi)

The E190F will be able to carry up to 13,150 kg and the E195F, up to 14,300 kg maximum payload. In e-commerce flights, whose density is lower, the two planes will be able to handle a payload of 10,700 kg (E190F) and 12,300 kg (E195F).

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The first operator of the E190F will be Kenyan airline Astral Aviation, which leased two aircraft from NAC and will receive them from 2024.