Embraer and Congo Airways have signed a firm buy for two E175 aircraft, with purchase rights for a even more two.
The offer has a total value of US$194.4 million at existing listing charges, with all acquire rights exercised.
Motivation Bantu, main executive of Congo Airways, claimed: “These new jets will substitute our existing turboprop providing and allow for us to provide routes both in just the Democratic Republic of Congo, and regionally to west, central, and southern Africa, from our hub in Kinshasa.
“We will now have the versatility and the right sized aircraft to provide our industry, which is expanding so fast an extra order may well be expected, for which the E2 is a significantly compelling alternative.”
The aircraft will be configured in a dual course format seating 76 travellers in complete, with 12 in company course.
Deliveries will start out in the fourth quarter of 2020.
Raul Villaron, vice president sales, Africa and Center East, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said: “It’s great to welcome a further airline to the Embraer family members of operators, particularly in Africa the place the demand from customers for regional journey is growing strongly.
“We look ahead to supporting Congo Airways as they keep on to upgrade their offering to their customers.”
Embraer is the world’s foremost producer of business aircraft up to 150 seats with additional than 100 customers throughout the earth.