Monday, June 6, 2016

FLEET UPDATE: Austral's 24th Embraer 190, LV-GBK, ex-Republic Airways, arrived at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on 02Jun16

The second ex-Republic Airways E190 to join Austral's fleet, LV-GBK (c/n 291) ex-N165HQ, arrived at Buenos Aires Aeroparque (AEP) on the evening of 02Jun16 having flown in from San Jose (SJO) via Lima (LIM) where it had undergone lengthy preparations for entry into service at the Costa Rican MRO COOPESA.

Austral actually took delivery of the plane from Republic on 23Jan16.  The aircraft, plus its sistership LV-GAQ (c/n 275) (see underwent extensive work at the Griffiss International Airport (RME) in Rome, New York and then at COOPESA in Costa Rica before finally arriving in Argentina.

LV-GBK is Austral's 24th Embraer 190 and only the second used E190 to enter its fleet with the other 22 airframes having been delivered factory-new from Brazil.      


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