Belarussian operator Belavia has signed for three of the re-engined Embraer 195-E2 regional jet, expanding its operations with the E-Jet family.

Belavia is to take the first of the three Pratt & Whitney PW1900G-powered aircraft in December this year.

The airline has reached the lease agreement with AerCap, the lessor has disclosed.

AerCap will deliver the other two aircraft to Belavia in March-April 2021. The lessor has 50 of the E2 family either on order or within its portfolio.

“With the introduction of Embraer’s most advanced aircraft, Belavia will enjoy improved operating costs and versatility,” says president and chief commercial officer Philip Scruggs.

Minsk-based Belavia already has seven E195s in its fleet plus four of the smaller E175.

Belavia Embraer E-Jet

Source: Belavia

Belavia already has several E-Jets in its regional fleet