SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — Embraer and commercial lessor Azorra have announced a new agreement with Royal Jordanian Airlines, Jordan's national carrier, for eight aircraft. The deal introduces both the E190-E2 and E195-E2 models to the airline's fleet, with deliveries set to commence in the last quarter of 2023.

The contract encompasses eight commercial aircraft, specifically four E190-E2 and four E195-E2, collectively valued at $635 million at list price. Six of these planes, which includes four E190-E2 and two E195-E2, originate from Azorra’s existing backlog with Embraer. Additionally, two E195-E2s are direct firm orders with Embraer from the airline itself, which were included in Embraer’s Q4 2022 backlog as 'undisclosed'.

This move builds upon the announcement made by Royal Jordanian Airlines in October of last year, wherein the airline expressed its intention to expand its fleet with new-generation aircraft. The E2 was specifically selected for its superior performance and operational efficiency, aligning with Royal Jordanian's strategic objectives to renew and expand the fleet that serves destinations within the Levant. The airline's strategic plan also aims to enhance Royal Jordanian’s position as the region's preferred airline by offering improved connectivity to a broader network and establishing Amman as the primary gateway to the Levant.

The E195-E2 aircraft will accommodate 12 passengers in Crown Class and 108 in Economy. The smaller E190-E2 will also have 12 Crown Class seats and 80 in Economy. All aircraft will feature Embraer’s signature 2x2 seating layout with 'no middle seat', and business class seats offering an impressive 53 inches of legroom. The Economy cabin will feature new slimline seats, also in a four-abreast configuration with no middle seat. The aircraft will also boast extra-large overhead bins, mood lighting, leather seats, and wireless connectivity for onboard entertainment, full internet browsing, and communication with ground networks during the flight.