Embraer delivers first aircraft to TACA

The order worth some $375 million includes eleven E-190 planes, pilot and technical training, as well as the adaptation for the maintenance of the aircrafts.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The huge Brazilian plane maker, Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A. (Embraer), delivered the pane to TACA on Friday. It is the first of 11 E-190 jets ordered last year by the Central American airline.
The plane has a capacity of 96 passengers, eight in business class and 88 in tourist class, and is valued at $37.5 million, according to Mauro Kern, Embraer's executive vice-president for the Marketing of commercial aviation.

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TACA announces routes with Embraer planes

August 2008

The airline's newest destinations, for which flights will begin in the next two months, will be done using 11 new Embraer E190 jets.

Starting October 15, TACA will begin to fly from San Jose, Costa Rica to Havana, Cuba and to Panama with the first Embraer E190 jet that will join its fleet, according to a press release from the airline.

TACA purchases 15 new Airbus A-320s -

January 2008

TACA, South American airline with headquarters in El Salvador, has signed a contract with Airbus for the purchase of 15 new A-320 aircraft, 12 A-320s and three A-319s respectively.

ll the aircraft will have a configuration in two classes. Currently, the engine choice, agreement total value and the dates for the deliveries were not disclosed yet.

Copa Airlines Takes Delivery of Embraer Aircraft

October 2008

Copa's fleet now consists of 41 aircraft, with an average age of 4.1 years.

Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., has taken delivery of its 14th Embraer 190 aircraft.
"The Embraer 190 is a good fit for our airline's growth plan, making it possible for us to serve routes that require an aircraft of its capacity," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, "We are very pleased with the performance of this aircraft."

Copa orders new Boeing Next-Generation aircraft

July 2008

The regional airline Copa has ordered two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, with delivery promised for 2010 and 2011.

With this purchase, Copa Airlines has in effect expanded its order for the Next-Generation aircraft from seven to nine, with an option to order still more.
The company already has 27 aircraft of this design out of its total fleet of 40.

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