Embraer has signed a flight hour pool program agreement with Norwegian airline Widerøe in anticipation of its forthcoming Embraer 190-E2 aircraft fleet.
The contract, the first of its kind signed for the E2 type E-Jet, will cover more than 300 rotable components in total. Widerøe, a launch customer of the E2, is due to take the first of the jets in April 2018.
A further two of the aircraft are anticipated to be delivered throughout the course of the year.
In addition to the three firm orders, Widerøe also holds purchase rights for 12 further E2s, with a potential list price value of up to $873 million should all orders being exercised.
Embraer’s flight hour pool program currently has in excess of 40 airline customers worldwide.
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