São José dos Campos, Brazil. 21 December 2020. Embraer handed over to Belavia, a Belarusian Airlines, the national carrier of Belarus, their first E195-E2. The new aircraft is the first of three E195-E2 jets to be leased to Belavia by AerCap.
“Belavia’s passengers love our current Embraer aircraft and I hope they will love the next generation E2 even more. The E2 offers Belavia lower operating costs, as well as the lowest impact on the environment. At Belavia we like to keep our fleet young and fresh; with the addition of the E195-E2 we can take more passengers, further, in greater comfort, and more efficiently – the E2 is the perfect fit”, commented Anatoly Gusarov, CEO of JSC “Belavia”.
The aircraft, configured in a comfortable dual class layout seating 125 passengers in total, seats 9 in business and 116 in economy. Belavia plans to deploy their new aircraft on popular routes such as London, Barcelona, Nur-Sultan, Munich, Paris, Sochi, and Amsterdam.
“It’s great to welcome another airline to the E2 family of operators. As airlines’ ramp up their operations, the E195-E2 is perfectly positioned to right size routes previously operated by narrow bodies, while keeping frequencies and adjusting capacity to new levels,” said Cesar Pereira, vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We look forward to supporting Belavia as they continue to upgrade their offering to their customers.”
AerCap provides aircraft to a global network of ~200 airline customers in ~80 countries. The leasing company also provides aircraft owners, financiers and investors with all asset services necessary to manage an aircraft portfolio. It also provides new and used commercial aircraft on operating lease from their existing fleet and order book of Boeing, Airbus and Embraer aircraft, and through sale and leaseback transactions.
“We congratulate the team at Belavia on the delivery of their first E195-E2,” said Philip Scruggs, President and Chief Commercial Officer at AerCap. “We wish Belavia every success as they continue to modernize their fleet.”