Thursday, August 27, 2015

FLEET UPDATE: Austral reportedly to add 2 more ERJ-190's by end of 2015

Austral ERJ-190, LV-FPS (c/n 639), in special Skyteam colors was the 21st ERJ-190 to be delivered to the airline on 26Sep13.  (Phil Perry Photo)

Austral Lineas Aereas will reportedly take delivery of two Republic Airways' ERJ-190's as they come off lease with the US regional carrier in the coming months. Republic is looking to dispose of the six ERJ-190's in its fleet and standardize on the ERJ-170 of which it currently has 112 in service.

The two specific airframes that Austral will likely receive are N164HQ (c/n 275) and N165HQ (c/n 291).  The Argentine airline already has 22 owned ERJ-190's, 20 from an initial order placed in the late 2000's which were delivered in 2010/11, plus 2 more delivered in 2013.  The two soon-to-be ex Republic aircraft will be leased.  Austral is also expected to add what would be their 25th and 26th ERJ-190's in 2016.


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