Mandarin Airlines buys 8 Embraer jets

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced Monday that Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines will buy eight Embraer 190 and 195 jets to refit its fleet, according to EFE news wire.
Mandarin Airlines will take delivery of three of the 104-passenger 190 model and five of the 116-passenger 195 model starting in the second quarter of 2007 via a lease contract with U.S. firm GE Commercial Aviation Services, or GECAS.

The Taiwanese company will use the new jets to replace the Fokker 100 and Fokker 50 planes it currently uses on its internal routes and to expand the number of regional flights it offers, Embraer said in a communique.