Following the announcement of the signing of a letter of intent for two Embraer E175 jets during the Farnborough Air Show in July, the Indian airline Star Air closed a leasing agreement with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) to receive the new aircraft.
“Nordic Aviation Capital is pleased to confirm that it has executed a lease agreement for two E175s with Star Air, a fast-growing regional carrier based in Bangalore, India that currently operates five E145s, connecting 18 destinations,” the lessor said in a statement.
As quoted by NAC, Star Air currently has five ERJ-145 jets in service. The airline was founded in 2018 and operates a hub in the south of the country, with routes concentrated in the western region of India.
In its social networks, Star Air announced vacancies for engineers with experience in Embraer aircraft and used the E175 as a reference.
The start of operation of the E175 in India draws attention because the model is normally sold to US airlines, due to the scope clause, which makes it tailor-made for regional companies in the country.
Despite this, the E175, the most successful variant of the E-Jet family, has operators in other parts of the world such as KLM, LOT and Fuji Dream Airlines.