CDB Leasing has ordered 20 Embraer 190s and taken options on 10 more for China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company, a branch of China Southern Airlines. China Southern’s Embraer 190s will fly in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in western China.

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Kenya Airways has ordered 10 Embraer 190s and optioned 10 E-Jets; Air Astana has ordered two Embraer 190s and optioned two; and GECAS has ordered two additional Embraer 190s.

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Los Angeles based aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation has grabbed headlines on the first day of the 2011 Paris Airshow by revealing orders and commitments for up to 110 commercial jets, including up to 50 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft, 12 other Airbus airliners, up to 33 Boeing jetliners and 15 Embraer E-Jets.

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Jakarta, Indonesia-based Sriwijaya Air has signed an agreement, which remains subject to final documentation, to order 20 Embraer 190 jets and has reserved purchase rights for 10 more aircraft.

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At two separate signing ceremonies in Beijing, CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. and Hebei Airlines Co., Ltd. have each signed firm orders for 10 Embraer 190s. CDB Leasing also signed a letter of intent for 10 more, while Hebei Airlines said it planned to order another five in the future.

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KLM Cityhopper, KLM’s regional-airline subsidiary, has finalized a contract for a further five Embraer 190 jets, firming up options the airline originally took in August 2007.

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Embraer says delivery of the new E-Jets is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2011. The 88-seat Embraer 175s and the 100-seat Embraer 190s will be configured in single-class layouts.

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The aircraft in question, delivered on March 17, is the 19th Embraer 195 for Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras.

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Brazil’s TRIP Linhas Aéreas has ordered four more Embraer 190s, taking its total E-Jet commitment to 24 aircraft including examples ordered directly from Embraer and aircraft acquired on lease from leasing companies.

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Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance member Dniproavia has placed an order for 10 Embraer 190s and has taken options on another five. It will add the aircraft to 25 ERJ-145s it will have in service this year, to become the largest operator of Embraer regional jets in Eastern Europe.

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The new aircraft will be operated within the Lufthansa Regional family, serving German domestic and European destinations.

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The new E-Jets – the 99-seat Embraer 190AR and the 116-seat Embraer 195AR – will be operated by Frontier Airlines, Republic’s low-cost carrier, which was acquired by the group in 2009.

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Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport-based Fuji Dream Airlines has ordered an Embraer 175 to add to one Embraer 175 and three Embraer 170s it already has in service. The order also includes an option for one additional Embraer 175.

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Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras, Embraer and the Brazilian Federation of Philanthropic Institutions in Support of Breast Health have united in a breast cancer-prevention campaign which has seen a newly delivered Embraer 195 for Azul painted in a pink color scheme.

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Austral Líneas Aéreas, the domestic arm of Aerolineas Argentinas, has taken delivery of its first two Embraer 190 jet from an order for 20 it placed in May 2009.

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Its parent company Republic Airways Holdings already the largest operator of Embraer E-Jets in the world, U.S. regional airline Republic Airlines has signed a letter of intent at the 47th Farnborough International Airshow for 24 more Embraer 190 jets.

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On July 20 at the Farnborough International Airshow, new leasing company Air Lease Corp. has unveiled its second and third new-aircraft orders, a day after announcing its first.

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British low-cost airline Flybe has signed an order for 35 Embraer 175 jets at the Farnborough International Airshow, in a deal that also includes 65 options and 40 purchase rights to increase Flybe’s potential firm Embraer 175 order to 140 aircraft.

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Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer Embraer has won orders for seven more of its popular E-Jet airliners from two Brazilian airlines, the company announcing the deals on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2010.

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