Embraer has signed a firm order for up to ten Embraer E-jets passenger-to-freight (P2F) conversions with an undisclosed customer. 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, being the second agreement for this kind of operation. In May, Embraer and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced an agreement in principle to take up to ten conversion slots for E190Fs/E195Fs.
The conversion-to-freighter will be performed at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and includes a 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, pressurization, etc.); interior removal and provisions for hazardous material transportation.