Austral completes its fleet with twenty-two new aircraft
Aerolíneas Argentinas received a new aircraft Embraer E-190 ERJ (Embraer Regional Jet), thus completing the fleet of Austral Airlines, which today boasts twenty-two aircraft of the latest generation for its domestic and regional flights.
According to the business Plan for 2010 / 2014, which anticipated the renewal of all the Company’s fleet, Austral fleet is now composed of 22 of its own aircraft.
On the other hand, and always in the frame of the 2010 Business Plan / 2014, note that last week Aerolineas Argentinas and Boeing agreed to an order to purchase 20 B-737/800 Next Generation aircraft to join the fleet of the Flag carrier.
The first twenty Embraer arrived between September 2010 to September 2011, this addition by Aerolineas Argentinas, being the most important in volume and time since the 1970s when it acquired twelve Boeing 737/200, which were delivered at the end of four years.
The new-2013 model -, aeroplane recently assembled in the Embraer plant in San José Dos Campos (São Paulo), was ordered to Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautics S.A. the third most important in the construction of commercial aircraft in the world, after Boeing and Airbus.
The E-190 is ideal to fly routes in the country and the region since it has a range of 4,400 kilometres (2,400 nautical miles) and a configuration of 8 seats in business class and 88 in economy class, which optimizes the coefficients of occupancy on flights. It has entertainment on Board through individual video screens, and a "Pitch" (distance between seats) greater than any other aircraft of its kind.
These aircraft use modern technology fly-by-wire, which increases operational safety, and reduce the workload of pilots and fuel consumption. The Embraer E-190 can fly at a cruising speed of 0.82 Mach and at an altitude of up to 12,500 meters (41,000 feet).
Buenos Aires, 28 October 2013