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Embraer E-190/E-195s approved for Russia and the CIS

posted Dec 13, 2012, 10:38 PM by Michael Adams
Embraer received Interstate Aviation Committee type certificates for its 112 to 124-seat E-190 and E-195 jets to operate in Russia and the CIS.
“This is a significant milestone in the program that now allows prospective customers in Russia to add E-Jets to their fleets,” Embraer president and CEO Paulo Cesar Silva said. “We see tremendous potential in the Russian market, which has such a rich aviation history. I’m confident that these two E-Jets can bring new operating efficiencies to Russian airlines and help them succeed in a fast-growing domestic market.”
Embraer forecasts domestic airline passenger volume in Russia to grow at an average of 5.6% annually over the next 20 years and sees a market for 445 new 30- to 120-seat aircraft over the forecast period.
The Nigerian government recently confirmed it is in talks with Embraer to acquire new aircraft.