Posted on: 11 August 2011 by Ross McSweeny
The first Embraer 190 for China’s CDB Leasing Company (CLC), has been delivered and handed over to China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company, the branch of China Southern Airlines which will operate the aircraft.
CLC has ordered a total of 30 E-190s, including 20 firm orders and ten options, all for use by China Southern Airlines. The aircraft will fly in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Based on the current plan, another six E-190s will be delivered by the end of this year, all of which will be put into service in this region. These aircraft will help China Southern to build a hub and spoke network with convenient, high-frequency schedules, which will help accelerate the establishment of Xinjiang’s Urumqi as a hub airport in western China.
“We are very glad to take delivery of our first E-190. The introduction of these aircraft will further consolidate our company’s partnership with Embraer and China Southern Airlines. We believe that the E-190 will contribute to the market development of China Southern Airlines and the development of China’s regional aviation,” said Yu Shunming, president of CDB Leasing.