Airline to double jet fleet

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000

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(2000), "Airline to double jet fleet", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2. https://doi.org/10.1108/aeat.2000.12772bab.053

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Airline to double jet fleet

Airline to double jet fleet

Keywords: British Regional Airlines, Growth

British Regional Airlines are set to double the size of their jet fleet within two and a half years by acquiring a further ten Embraer 145 aircraft with options on another two.

The announcement comes as the airline took delivery of its 13 Embraer 145 jet aircraft in Brazil today. A further three aircraft will follow next year with the remaining seven firm orders announced due for delivery during 2001 and 2002.

British Regional Airlines, a franchise partner of British Airways, was the first British airline to operate the brand new EMB-145 when it acquired its first jet over two years ago. Since then it has grown its fleet size to become the biggest European operator and, with these latest orders, is set to have as many as 25 Embraer 145 aircraft in service making the airline the largest single operator of this aircraft type outside the USA.