Brazilian Government Picks E190 for Transport

 - October 27, 2008, 11:45 AM

Brazilian OEM Embraer has signed a contract with the Brazilian government to supply two E190 airliners for government transport. The two twinjets will be configured with a secure communication system, head-of-state executive chambers and a total seating capacity for 40. Auxiliary fuel tanks will give the aircraft non-stop range from the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, to any destination in South America. The first is scheduled for delivery in December this year and the second next year. The aircraft will be operated by the Special Transportation Group of the Brazilian Air Force. The contract has a total value in the $80 million range.