Embraer said it had signed a firm order for the conversion of up to 10 E-Jets into passenger to freight (P2F) aircraft. The customer’s name and values were not disclosed.
According to the company, the aircraft will come from this customer’s current fleet of E-Jets, with deliveries starting in 2024.
This is the first firm contract for the conversion of E-Jets, being the second agreement for this type of operation.
In May, Embraer and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced an agreement to have up to 10 conversion positions for the E190F/E195F jets.
Conversions to freighters will be carried out at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and include: main 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); changes in the Air Management System (cooling, pressurization, etc); interior removal and provisions for transporting hazardous materials.
According to Embraer, combining the lower and upper cargo compartments, the maximum structural payload is 13,150 kg for the E190F and 14,300 kg for the E195F.
Source: CNN Brasil