Cairo-based CIAF Leasing took delivery of three new aircraft from Embraer in a very symbolic ceremony held on Thursday (22 December) at Embraer’s headquarters in Brazil.
The three jetliner are the last three examples of the middle variant of the E1 series that the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has to deliver.
Although not specified by Embraer, it is already known that the three aircraft will be operated on a lease basis by Air Cairo – a new customer for Embraer equipment, which currently operates four ATR 72 turboprops and sixteen Airbus A320 jets, nine of which are A320ceo and seven A320neo.
The 100-seat aircraft has had 568 units ordered since its launch in 1999, when it was still called the ERJ 190.
Currently, there are no more orders for the E190 on the books, nor any for the E170.
However, more than 100 units of the E175 are still awaiting delivery. In addition, Embraer still has around 160 open orders for the newer E2 jets (E190-E2 and E195-E2).