Australia’s Alliance Aviation has reduced the number of Embraer 190 aircraft it will part out, amid what it calls “significant” demand for the regional jets. 

Alliance last year acquired the E190s as part of 34-aircraft purchase from lessor AerCap. At the time the carrier said it would scrap “a number” of these for spares and has so far disassembled three examples, it says.

However, the regional and charter operator was to have parted out up to 11 E190s, but has cut this to just seven. In its half-year earnings, disclosed on 7 February, the operator said the aircraft will be disassembled for parts, including for engines, landing gears and auxiliary power units. 


Source: Alliance Airlines

Robust demand and positive pricing environment have spurred change of course

“Due to significant demand for the company’s aircraft, and recent upward movement in used regional jet pricing, Alliance today announces that it will reduce the number of E190 aircraft being parted out from eleven to seven,” says Alliance. 

The remaining four jets will be deployed for “revenue-generating operations for both company and third-party use” on wet- or dry-lease operations.  

One of Alliance’s major customers is national carrier Qantas, which has a wet-lease agreement for the E190s. Qantas deploys the type mainly on domestic flights, though it intends to put them on international services from the end of this year.