Embraer’s 100th aircraft for the Chinese market landed in China on October 31, marking a significant milestone for the Brazilian company’s presence in China. The aircraft is an Embraer 190, which will be operated by China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company.

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GE Capital Aviation Services has ordered six Embraer 190s and optioned six more, with the right to convert any of its orders to the Embraer 195.

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Embraer has delivered the first of 20 E-Jets to Alitalia, the Embraer 190 forming part of an order placed by the Italian carrier in March 2011 for five Embraer 190s and 15 Embraer 175s.

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Embraer has delivered its 800th E-Jet, an Embraer 190 ordered by CDB Leasing Co., Ltd. for lease to China Southern Air Holding Xinjiang Company, a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines.

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JetBlue Airways is launching twice-daily service from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport to St. Thomas and daily service to St. Croix on December 12, 2011, three days earlier than originally scheduled.

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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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The new JetBlue Airways daily service will begin on November 15, 2011, subject to government approval. If approved, the service will represent Westchester County Airport’s only international flight.

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The airline will begin the new service to France’s second-largest city on April 2. Finnair will serve Lyon, which is located in east-central France, with Embraer 190s.

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JetBlue Airways is adding a fourth daily frequency to its Boston-Chicago route from September 7.

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The first A380 for China Southern Airlines has been rolled out of the Airbus paint shop in Hamburg, as the carrier confirms it will add 20 leased Embraer 190s to its fleet.

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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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Panama’s Copa Airlines is adding three new destinations in December – Chicago O’Hare International Airport; Cucuta, Colombia; and Asunción in Paraguay – to bring the airline’s total of new destinations in 2011 to seven.

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Bulgaria Air is to become a new operator of the Embraer E-Jet family, following an agreement to lease three Embraer 190s from a leasing company.

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Air Astana, Kazakhstan’s flag carrier, has marked its ninth anniversary by officially presenting the first of six new Embraer 190s at a ceremony in Almaty.

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TRIP’s Embraer 190 is configured in a single-class layout which accommodates 110 passengers. With this aircraft, TRIP intends to expand to more destinations in Brazil, taking advantage of strong demand within the Brazilian domestic market.

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JetBlue Airways has begun operating four daily round-trips between Boston’s Logan International Airport and Newark’s Liberty International Airport, complementing its existing schedule of six daily flights between Boston and New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

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The new route will be the airline’s eighth non-stop destination from San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport and its third out of St. Maarten.

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