Embraer announced on the 21st of June that it had signed a Letter of Agreement (LoA) with the Lanzhou Aviation Industry Development Group for the conversion of 20 E-Jets to freighters. Embraer and the Lanzhou Group will cooperate to establish E190F and E195F conversion capabilities in Lanzhou, China, accelerating the introduction of the first generation of E-Jet freighters to the Chinese market.
With the signing of the agreement, Lanzhou Group becomes the first Passenger-to-Freight (P2F) conversion customer in China.
In March of last year, Embraer launched the P2F conversion program. The company forecasts a market demand for around 700 E-Jet Freighters over the next 20 years. Among them, the Chinese market is expected to need 240 freighters of this size, driven by demands from the e-commerce and logistics sectors.
(Source: Agência CMA)