SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer and BA CityFlyer, British Airways' wholly owned regional subsidiary, announced today the acquisition of one additional E190 jet. This firm order will be included in Embraer's 2013 fourth quarter backlog. The E-Jet will be operated from the Company's main operating base at London City Airport (LCY).
"BA CityFlyer's follow-on order is a great endorsement of the airline's confidence in theE-Jets family," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President & CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "This new acquisition demonstrates the proven ability of the E190 to allow operators to grow their route networks from restricted airports like London City."
The E190, configured with 98 Elite seats, will enable BA CityFlyer to optimise capacity on routes that are demanding more frequency, as well as facilitate the development of new markets.
"The Embraer 190 is a very versatile aircraft and well-suited to BA CityFlyer's network ambitions. Given its mid-range capabilities, it ably supports our plans to fly new routes and increase frequencies on existing ones," said Adam Carson, Managing director of BA CityFlyer. "Delivering terrific performance, and with an excellent climb rate and superior environmental qualities, the E190 is proving ideal for our London City operations."Since entering revenue service in 2004, Embraer has received over 1,350 orders for its E-Jets. More than 1,000 have been delivered. E-Jets have been added to the fleets of 64 airlines that are now flying them in low cost, regional and mainline business applications. About BA CityFlyer Launched on 5th March, 2007, BA CityFlyer is a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways. Based at London City Airport, the UK's leading business airport, the airline operates a network of UK domestic and European services embracing 16 destinations. BA CityFlyer currently operates a dedicated E-Jet fleet totalling 14 aircraft - six 76-seat E170s and eight 98-seat E190s. The airline recently launched new routes to Southern Europe and to the Balearic Islands. As well as the introduction of these new leisure destinations, BA CityFlyer has increased frequencies on a number of its most popular routes, including Amsterdam, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Note to Editors Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) is the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Embraer's headquarters are located in Sao José dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the U.S. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For more information, please visit www.embraer.com.br. This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer's businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company's investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words "believe", "may", "is able", "will be able", "intend", "continue", "anticipate", "expect" and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations. Headquarters ( Brazil) Rosana Dias email@example.com Cell: +55 12 9724 4929 Tel.: +55 12 3927 1311 Fax: +55 12 3927 2411 North America Robert Stangarone firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +1 954 260 9939 Tel.: +1 954 359 3101 Fax: +1 954 359 4755 Europe, Middle East and Africa Herve Tilloy email@example.com Cell: +33 6 0864 3545 Tel.: +33 1 4938 4530 Fax: +33 1 4938 4456 China Mirage Zhong firstname.lastname@example.org Cell: +86 138 1191 8053 Tel.: +86 10 6598 9988 Fax: +86 10 6598 9986 Asia Pacific Nilma Missir-Boissac Nilma.email@example.com Cell: +65 9012 8428 Tel.: +65 6305 9955 Fax: +65 6734 3908 SOURCE Embraer S.A.