Monday, March 12, 2018

Embraer pitches Regional Jets to Indian carriers

Embraer has confirmed it is in talks with several Indian airlines over the sale of EMB-175 aircraft.
The Brazilian manufacturer's Vice President (Sales & Marketing - Asia Pacific), Cesar Pereira, told the Press Trust of India news agency that among those being courted over their interest in the Regional Jet are IndiGo Airlines, SpiceJet, Air India, Jet Airways, and Vistara. Currently, the bulk of Indian airlines' regional fleets are composed primarily of Bombardier and Avions de Transport RĂ©gional turboprop aircraft with the now dormant Air Costa (LEP, Vijayawada) having been the EMB-170's only Indian operator before it moved to EMB-190s.

"[The Regional Connectivity scheme] RCS is an excellent programme to bring more passengers to the system," he said. "But some airlines look at long-term sustainability. They may fly for three years, but what after that? We know that IndiGo decided to go for ATRs. SpiceJet has their Dash 8-400s. So we are talking to all airlines to unlock the opportunity with the E175."

According to Pereira, despite its inactivity, Air Costa still has an order for twenty-five EMB-190-E2s and twenty-five EMB-195-E2s with an option to purchase another 50 jets, still on Embraer's books.
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