Embraer SA

05/22/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/22/2023 19:08

Scoot selects Embraer E190-E2 to boost connectivity and unlock growth in the region

- Aircraft will be leased from Azorra

- Embraer's E2 offers outstanding comfort, performance, the lowest emissions, noise, and fuel burn

Singapore, 23 May 2023 -Singapore Airlines' low-cost subsidiary, Scoot, has selected the Embraer E190-E2 to unlock growth in the region. Nine E190-E2 will join Scoot's fleet in a lease arrangement with Azorra. The first delivery of the E190-E2, the quietest and most fuel-efficient aircraft under 150 seats, is scheduled for delivery in 2024. The aircraft will come from Azorra's existing backlog with Embraer.

Mr Leslie Thng, Scoot's Chief Executive Officer, said, "The agreement to include nine new E190-E2 aircraft in our fleet allows us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, and support our network growth strategy by serving thinner routes to non-metro destinations out of Singapore. As the first Singaporean carrier to operate the E2s, we are excited to be working with our partners at Embraer to improve our network connectivity and increase travel options for our customers."

"We are thrilled to support Scoot and its exciting expansion plan to serve more short and medium haul flights across Southeast Asia", said John Evans, Azorra's CEO. "Scoot's selection of the E2 is a resounding endorsement of Embraer's E2 product line and the crossover segment. With the addition of E2s, Scoot becomes the first Singapore-based airline to operate crossover aircraft, demonstrating the emerging capacity rationalization trend amongst operators globally."

Arjan Meijer, CEO Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, "We welcome Scoot as the region's first major operator of the E2. The team at our APAC headquarters in Singapore is proud to support the airline in its quest to enhance connectivity and growth in the region, supporting the further development of its Singapore hub. This is the value the E2 brings to airlines - complementing larger narrowbodies to grow and maintain networks. Passengers will enjoy the unique comfort of Embraer's signature two by two seat configuration and modern interior. Work is already underway to prepare for the aircraft's entry into service."

The E190-E2 is part of Embraer's latest E-Jets E2 family of commercial jets, which entered into service in 2018. Airlines such as KLM, Porter, and Azul operate the E-Jets E2 family of aircraft, and new operators, including Royal Jordanian, Salam Air and TUI, were recently announced.

Embraer's E-Jets E2 family of aircraft delivers the best environmental efficiency, operating performance, and passenger comfort. The aircraft's sophisticated aerodynamics, novel wing design and new technologies deliver a 25% decrease in carbon emissions and fuel burn over the previous generation E-Jets.

The E190-E2 and the E195-E2 was designed using the 20 million hours of experience the first generation of E-Jets accrued, ensuring that the E2 aircraft are modern and advanced, yet retain the maturity and reliability of the previous generation aircraft. The first-generation E-Jet is one of the most successful commercial jets in the industry and continues to operate across the globe, with more than 80 airlines across 50 countries and more than 1,700 units delivered.

Embraer is committed to developing products, solutions, and technologies to contribute to the aviation industry's goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2050. Embraer aims to be carbon neutral by 2040 and achieve carbon neutral growth from 2022. It plans to implement 25% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use in its operations by 2040 and 100% renewable energy sources by 2030.

In June 2022, having already been certified for operations using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blends of up to 50%, the E195-E2, successfully completed a test flight using 100% SAF, further reinforcing Embraer's commitment to emissions reduction and sustainable aviation. The E195-E2 is the largest aircraft of the E-Jets E2 family.

About Scoot

Scoot is the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA). Scoot took to the skies in June 2012 and merged with Tigerair Singapore in July 2017, retaining the Scoot brand for a new chapter of growth. To date, Scoot has carried over 71 million passengers, and has a fleet of over 50 aircraft, comprising widebody Boeing 787 Dreamliners and single-aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft. By 2024, Scoot plans to add the Embraer E190-E2 to its fleet. Scoot currently flies to 71 destinations across 15 countries and territories in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Europe, out of which 65 are available for booking as of May 2023.

Scoot is not your typical low-cost carrier (LCC), and is defined by its unique Scootitude - a daring attitude to be positive, uncomprising on safety and efficiency, spreading fun and humanity wherever it flies. Scoot was the world's first LCC to attain the highest ratings at both the APEX Health Safety Audit powered by SimpliFlying and Skytrax COVID-19 Airline Safety Rating Audit, and attained IATA membership in 2022 for meeting global industry standards for safety in airline operations. As part of the SIA group, passengers on Scoot can earn and redeem KrisFlyer miles, enjoying more rewarding travel journeys and access to enhanced benefits. For more information, visit FlyScoot.com or contact our Call Centre.

About Azorra

Azorra is a relationship-driven aircraft lessor that provides leasing, financing, fleet transition and asset management solutions to aircraft investors, financiers and airline operators worldwide. Azorra's multi-cultural team reflects the global markets that we serve and includes core competencies in aviation law, aircraft finance, maintenance, marketing, sales and leasing. Our team is led by seasoned veterans having a shared history of success and is complimented with young professionals that bring fresh perspective, ideas and enthusiasm. Azorra currently owns and manages a fleet of 77 aircraft on lease to 24 operators in 19 countries on 5 continents and has commitments to acquire additional aircraft including orders for new Airbus A220s and Embraer E2s. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with offices in Dublin, Ireland and Toulouse, France. For additional information, please visit us at www.azorra.com or on LinkedIn.

About Embraer

Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. It manufactures aircraft for Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural customers. The company also provides after-sales services & support through a worldwide network of wholly owned entities and authorized agents.

Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.

Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Embraer's APAC headquarters is located in Singapore and its China headquarters is in Beijing.

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