Embraer Delivers Pair of Firsts

 - November 3, 2008, 6:19 AM

Embraer in late August celebrated the first delivery of E190s to two new customers–China’s Kunpeng Airlines and TACA Airlines of El Salvador.

The delivery to Kunpeng comes barely a month after Embraer announced the sale of five of the 98-seat jets to the Chinese carrier. The delivery to TACA, meanwhile, comes nearly a year after the Salvadoran airline placed its order for 11 E190s along with options on another 15. TACA plans to use the airplanes– equipped with eight first class and 88 economy seats–on several routes in Central America and the Caribbean, where it wants to increase frequencies or open new service.