São Jose dos Campos, Brazil, 24 Aug – Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica) will deliver to China’s CDB Leasing by the end of 2011 the second E-190 commercial passenger jet destined for airline use in Xinjiang via the China Southern Air group, the company has announced.
This month Embraer delivered the first E-190 of a 30-aircraft order from CDB Leasing. They will be operated by China Southern Airlines, the world’s third biggest airline in terms of traffic.
E-190 aircraft have a capacity for 114 passengers and an operational radius of 2,400 miles. They have been ordered by 60 international aviation companies.
The new orders from China’s CDB Leasing are meant for operations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, which in recent years has been developing its aviation industry with a view to making the capital Urumqi an aeronautics centre serving western China.
CDB Leasing president Yu Shunming said the Brazilian jets would boost the development of China Southern Airlines and regional aviation in China.
About 40 Embraer 190 aircraft have been used by Chinese airlines since 2008.
The Embraer 190 launched in 2004 competes on the international aviation market against the Boeing 717-200, 737-500 and 737-600, the Airbus A318 and the soon-to-be-launched Bombardier series C. (macauhub)