Aldus Orders Up To 35 EJets

Irish lessor Aldus Aviation has signed a contract with Embraer for up to 35 E-Jets. The deal is worth $1.56bn and includes orders for five E155s, 15 E190s and purchase rights for a further 15 E-Jets. The firm orders are already included in Embraer’s 4Q 2012 backlog as belonging to an undisclosed customer. “This deal with Aldus Aviation, who uniquely have an exclusively 100 per cent Embraer fleet, confirms the value of the E-Jets as an excellent financial asset for leasing and financing companies,” said Paulo Cesar Silva, president and CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, adding that “Aldus has been a successful partner for Embraer, placing aircraft throughout Europe, Middle East, Australasia and Central and South America and this order will allow new market opportunities to be developed together.” Stephen Gorman, CEO of Aldus Aviation, said, “We view the E-Jet family as a key product, not only for Aldus, but for airlines seeking to provide a quality flying experience for passengers and generating profits in a challenging airline market. Several significant opportunities are in prospect and we believe that Embraer E-Jets will be increasingly central to fleet planning in many airlines.”

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