Embraer signed off this year’s Singapore air show with an eye-catching order for up to 100 Embraer E2 regional jets from Indian start-up Air Costa.
The airline has ordered 25 E-190 E2s and 25 E-195 E2s with purchase rights for a further 25 of each type. Air Costa's commitment is the first airline order for the two largest variants of the re-engined E-Jets.
It takes the total of firm orders announced during the show to 191 together with options on 100 more. These exclude Bangkok Airways’ commitment for six firm and two options for ATR 72-600s announced during the show, which had previously been logged as orders for an undisclosed customer.
Editor's note: the headline order commitments data represents all order announcements, both firm and tentative during the Singapore air show, but options and purchase rights are listed separately. Orders and options are combined for subsequent data. Order list by aircraft and customer covers five biggest for each metric. See below for analysis from previous days
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The two highest-profile orders of the air show to date have been firming up of previous commitments by VietJet Air and Amedeo.
VietJet Air confirmed orders and commitments for up to 100 Airbus A320-family jets. The deal – which covers aircraft from the A320ceo and A320neo families – comprises firm orders for 63 aircraft and purchase rights for 30 more. The Vietnamese airline will also take seven aircraft through lessors. It also signed a deal covering CFM International CFM56-5B engines to power 21 A320-family aircraft.
Newly rebranded lessor Amedeo, formerly known as Doric Lease, firmed its previously announced commitment for 20 A380s at the show. No engine has been selected yet.
Two Thai carriers signed up for aircraft during show. Low-cost carrier Nok Air is taking 15 Boeing 737s, including seven Max aircraft. Bangkok Airways meanwhile was announced as the formerly undisclosed customer for six ATR 72-600s and options on two more.
The European turboprop manufacturer also secured an order for up to 40 ATR 72-600s from its first Middle Eastern lessor during the show. Dubai Aerospace Enterprise has placed a firm order for 20 ATR 72-600s, taking a further 20 options. ATR also disclosed this week that Spanish carrier Binter Canaries has ordered six more ATR 72-600s.
Bombardier detailed more business, if not the customer identity, during the show. It says an existing Bombardier CSeries customer has ordered an additional three CS300s. The Canadian airframer also this week announced that an unidentified customer has signed a letter of intent to buy up to 12 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
Engine orders during the show included Singapore-based lessor BOC Aviation picking Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G engine to power 15 of the 37 A320neos it has on firm order. It had already opted for CFM International Leap engines to power 10 of the type, leaving the engine choice still to be decided on a dozen aircraft.
Turkish Airlines meanwhile stuck with International Aero Engines' V2500 to power its 25 new A321s. The new order takes V2500-powered A320-family fleet to 110.