Embraer confirmed on 19 May 2015 that China’s Tianjin Airlines signed the final agreement for the firm order of 20 E195s and two E190-E2s. The final go is the first E-Jet E2 order by a Chinese airline, which no doubt makes the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer very happy.
The deal is part of a larger possibility for a total of 40 aircraft, struck when Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Brazil in July 2014. Embraer is confident that Beijing will also give the final go ahead for the remaining 18 E190-E2s, but has not put a date on it yet.
The first E195 will be delivered to Tianjin in 2015, and the first E190-E2 is scheduled for delivery in 2018. The Chinese airline has the largest fleet of E-Jets in Asia at the moment, with fifty E190s operational.
Featured image: Computer rendering of an E190-E2 in Tianjin livery (Image © Embraer)