SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Embraer
delivered the first of six EMBRAER 170 jets today to EgyptAir Express, the
new subsidiary of the Egyptian flag carrier, EgyptAir.
This aircraft is the first E-Jet to operate in that country. EgyptAir
selected the EMBRAER 170 in September 2006, placing an order for six
aircraft, plus six options. The E-Jets will serve as the backbone of the
EgyptAir Express fleet, flying to primary and secondary destinations within
its domestic and regional markets.
"Today's delivery is of special importance to us because it marks the
beginning of EgyptAir Express' operations," said Mauro Kern, Embraer
Executive Vice President, Airline Market. "Passenger comfort and efficiency
are EgyptAir Express' top priorities and we are pleased and honored that
the EMBRAER 170 has been selected to fulfill their needs."
The EMBRAER 170 jets of EgyptAir Express are configured with leather
seats, comfortably seating 76 passengers.
"The EMBRAER 170 was chosen after a rigorous comparative study and
proved to be the best option for EgyptAir Express' business plan," said
Engineer Mohamed Hassan, Chairman of EgyptAir Express. "The arrival of the
first EMBRAER 170 marks the start of our operations and is a very exciting
time for all of us who have been involved in the creation of this new
airline, especially since it coincides with the celebration of the 75th
anniversary of EgyptAir."
Embraer and EgyptAir are studying the possibility of establishing an
authorized service center for the E-Jets in the region, to be run by
About the EMBRAER 170/190 Family
The EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family is comprised of four commercial jets
with 70 to 122 seats featuring advanced engineering design, outstanding
performance, high operating economics, and a spacious cabin.
The E-Jets can fly at a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.82 and 41,000
ft altitude (12,497 m), with a range of up to 2,300 nautical miles (4,260
km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft results in
exceptional spare parts and maintenance cost reduction for carriers.
Another key feature is the fly-by-wire technology used in the flight
control systems, similar to that deployed on larger commercial jets and
advanced military aircraft.
The EMBRAER 170/190 family of jets provides superior comfort with its
double-bubble fuselage design that includes two main passenger entrances
and two service doors that minimize aircraft turn-around time. The E-Jets
offer much more space and comfort for passengers, in a single or dual-class
layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities.
On March 31, 2007, the E-Jets family order book had logged 630 firm
orders and 558 options, totaling 1,118 aircraft to 32 customers in 22
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Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa:
EMBR3) is the world's largest manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 120
seats, and one of Brazil's leading exporters. Embraer's headquarters are
located in S�o Jos� dos Campos, Sao Paulo, and it has offices, industrial
operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, the United States,
France, Portugal, China and Singapore. Founded in 1969, the Company
designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the Commercial
Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments. The
Company also provides after sales support and services to customers
worldwide. On March 31, 2007, Embraer had a workforce of 21,005 employees
and a firm order backlog of US$ 15.0 billion.
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