Aircraft manufacturer Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) announced it has signed its first contract with an unnamed customer for 10 of its Embraer E-Jet Passenger to Freight (P2F) conversion aircraft, the company’s CEO said during the release of results from the first quarterly A model announced by Francisco Gomes Neto. call April
The deal follows a lease in May with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for up to 10 E190F/E195F conversion slots.
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According to Embraer, its E-Jets freighters offer more than 50 percent volume capacity, three times the range of large cargo turboprops and 30 percent lower operating costs than narrow-body aircraft. When Embraer launched the P2F option, the company stated that the layouts were intended to fill the market gap between turboprop and large narrowbody freighters and provide an alternative to that of the smaller ATR 72-600 and larger Boeing 737-300 resembles. Comes between SF. Embraer has delivered over 1,600 E-Jets worldwide, meaning P2F customers will benefit from an established service network and product support.
For this order, the aircraft to be converted will be from the customer’s existing E-Jets fleet, with deliveries expected in early 2024. Embraer will complete the modifications at its facilities in Brazil. Embraer will make the following changes to convert the jets for cargo:
- Main deck forward cargo door
- Cargo Handling System
- bottom reinforcement
- Rigid Cargo Barrier (RCB) – with access door
- cargo smoke detection system
- Changes in air management system (cooling, pressure.)
- Provisions for the internal removal and transport of hazardous materials
When completed, the combination of underfloor bulk and cargo on the main deck will allow airlines to handle payloads of 23,600 pounds for the E190F and 27,100 pounds for the E195F. In addition, the E195F has the same range as the 737SF – around 2,500 Nm – but uses less fuel, produces fewer emissions and has lower maintenance and operating costs.