E195F. Photo: Embraer
Embraer said it has signed a firm order for up to 10 Embraer E-Jets Passenger to Freighter (P2F) conversions with an undisclosed customer.
The aircraft for conversion will come from the customer’s current E-Jets fleet, with deliveries starting in 2024.
This is the first firm contract for Embraer’s P2F after an agreement in principle in May with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for up to 10 conversion slots for E190F/E195F.
Embraer launched a programme to convert pre-owned E190s and E195s from passenger jets to freighters in March.
Embraer’s E-Jets P2F conversions will have over 50% more volume capacity, three times the range of large cargo turboprops, and up to 30% lower operating costs than narrowbodies, said Embraer.
The conversion to freighter will be performed at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and includes maindeck 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, pressurisation, etc.); interior removal and provisions for hazardous material transportation.
Combining under-floor bulk cargo and main deck, the maximum gross structural payload is 13,150 kg for the E190F and 14,300 kg for the E195F. The E190F can handle a payload of 10,700 kg, while the E195F can handle a payload of 12,300 kg.