Embraer, NAC sign firm order for 10 P2F conversions
NAC had signed a MoU in July 2022 to place their first two E190F P2F conversions with Astral Aviation.
Embraer and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), a global leader in regional aircraft leasing, have signed a contract for up to 10 conversion slots for the E190F/E195F with deliveries starting in 2024.
"In May of 2022, NAC and Embraer reached an agreement in principle to take up to 10 conversions; this order is now confirmed. The aircraft for conversion will come from NAC's existing E190/E195 fleet," says a release from Embraer.
NAC had signed a memorandum of understanding in July 2022 to place their first two E190F passenger-to-freighter conversions with Astral Aviation based in Nairobi, Kenya.
"Embraer's E-Jets P2F conversions deliver segment-leading performance and economics. The E-Jets Freighters will have over 50 percent more volume capacity, three times the range of large cargo turboprops, and up to 30 percent lower operating costs than narrowbodies."
The conversion to freighter will be performed at Embraer's facilities in Brazil and includes main deck front cargo door; cargo handling system; floor reinforcement; Rigid Cargo Barrier (RCB) – 9G Barrier with access door; cargo smoke detection system (class E main deck cargo compartment), Air Management System changes (cooling, air circulation, etc.), and interior removal and provisions for hazardous material transportation, the release said.
"Combining under-floor bulk cargo and main deck, the maximum gross structural payload is 13,150kg for the E190F and 14,300kg for the E195F. Considering typical e-commerce cargo density, the E190F can handle a payload of 23,600lb (10,700kg) while the E195F has a payload of 27,100lb (12,300 kg)."
With more than 1,700 E-Jets delivered by Embraer globally, P2F customers benefit from a well-established global services network, the release added.