|J-Air E170 (top) and E190 (bottom). Photo: Embraer|
[Avionics Today 08-28-2014] Embraer has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as options for 12 additional aircraft. JAL has 15 E-170’s in operation, and the new deliveries are set to begin in 2015.
Based on 2014 list prices, the value of the firm order is estimated at $677 million. The order will be included in Embraer’s 2014 third-quarter backlog and all aircraft will be operated by JAL subsidiary, J-Air, which has headquarters at Itami Airport in Osaka.
“Having the combination of E170s and E190s in our fleet will give us greater flexibility, enabling us to match capacity with demand on routes within our existing and future networks. Our passengers have been impressed with the space and comfort on board our E170. They value the fact that there is no middle seat,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, representative director and president of Japan Airlines.