Farnborough, United Kingdom, July 9, 2012 – China’s Hebei Airlines acquired five more EMBRAER 190s jets to join its E-Jets fleet by the end of 2013, as announced by Embraer. today, during the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow. The total value of the deal, at list price, is USD 226 million. The order has been registered in the Company’s backlog for the second quarter of the year.
“The approval by the Chinese government for Hebei Airlines to aquire five more E190s indicates their confidence in the E-Jets’ performance and the jets’ contribution to the development of China’s aviation industry,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, Embraer President, Commercial Aviation. “The E-Jets are market leaders in its segment in China and recognized for their versatility and passenger appeal, and will help Hebei Airlines to expand its network by exploring new markets and adding frequencies on existing routes.”
Based in Shijiazhuang, China’s Hebei Province, Hebei Airlines currently has two E190s in service, covering eight destinations with around 70 flights per week. The two jets have maintained healthy operations since their revenue service began in January 2012, with an average schedule reliability of 99.5% and 100% completion rate, while the daily utilization hours keep increasing.
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