SAO PAULO - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA announced on Monday that U.S. lessor Azorra has placed an order for 20 new E2 aircraft and has signed a deal for purchase rights on an additional 30 aircraft.

The transaction was valued at $3.9 billion, Embraer said in a securities filing. "Deliveries will begin in 2023, adding (a) further 20 Embraer aircraft to the 21 already in Azorra's existing and committed portfolio," it added.

(Reporting by Gabriel Araujo Editing by David Goodman ) ((; +55 11 5644 7745;))