BOC Aviation leases six E-190s to KLM Cityhopper

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Source: Flightglobal.com
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Operating lessor BOC Aviation is another step closer to placing its entire Embraer 190 orderbook after signing leases for six new aircraft with KLM Cityhopper.

The E-190s, which will be delivered between November 2013 and April 2014, are part of the KLM Group's programme to replace KLM Cityhopper's Fokker 70 fleet.

The E-190s are part of the lessor's 15-aircraft order placed with Embraer in November 2011. Deliveries are scheduled through 2014.

The Singapore-based lessor has already placed three E-190s with Air Astana and another two with TUI Travel's subsidiary Jetairfly.

BOC Aviation has also agreed one E-190 lease with Brazil's Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras and has acquired four E-195s under a purchase and leaseback agreement with the carrier.

"Through its partnership with Air France, the combined group will operate more than 50 aircraft, the largest fleet of E-Jets in Europe. The participation of BOC Aviation was key in the success of this transaction and shows the role such an important lessor plays in the E-Jets programme," says Embraer Commercial Aviation president and chief executive officer Paulo Cesar Silva.