Hebei Airlines orders 10 E-190s

Embraer and China’s Hebei Airlines have confirmed an order by the airline for 10 Embraer 190s with first delivery set for September 2012.

The carrier also has purchase rights for a further five of the type.

In June 2010, with strong support from the provincial government, Hebei Airlines was inaugurated as a holding company of Hebei Aviation Investment Group, a state-owned company. Currently, Hebei Airlines operates six aircraft, including two Embraer ERJ 145. The Embraer 190s will help the airline support its near-term expansion.

“Thanks to the correct guidance and strong support from the Hebei Provincial Party Committee and Government, Hebei Airlines is introducing 10 E-190s to expand its regional aircraft fleet and will also take positive actions to make the deal for another five aircraft come true. This deal enables us to leap forward for future development, which we believe will play an active role in economic, political and culture development for Hebei province,” said Wang Sheping, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hebei Airlines. “We will take this cooperation with Embraer as the turning point for further strengthening partnership for a win-win development at all levels and in all-round aspects.”

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