29 August 2014
Embraer S.A. said it has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional 12 E-Jets family options.
The value of the firm order is estimated at USD 677m, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer´s 2014 third-quarter backlog. All aircraft will be operated by Japan Airlines´ wholly owned subsidiary, J-Air, which has headquarters at Osaka´s Itami Airport. This order is added to the existing 15 E170s that the airline currently flies. New deliveries of E-Jets are scheduled from 2015.
JAL, Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (www.jal.com), through its six subsidiaries, flies the company´s current 15 E170 jets on domestic routes operating from four hub airports. Recent restructuring, implemented due to rising fuel costs, is strengthening and refocusing the group in Japan and throughout Asia.