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Northwest welcomes first Embraer 175

Embraer has delivered the first EMBRAER 175 jet to Northwest Airlines.The airline has placed a firm order for 36
EMBRAER 175 jets. The new E-Jets will be operated by Northwest’s regional
subsidiary, Compass Airlines, and will fly under the Northwest Airlink
brand name.
  “We are happy to welcome Northwest Airlines and its regional
subsidiary, Compass Airlines, into the growing group of E-Jets operators,
as the EMBRAER 175 aircraft joins its fleet,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer’s
Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “It is a distinct pleasure to see
one of our E-Jets taking part in Northwest’s plan for offering its
passengers an aircraft of superior comfort and reliability. In addition to
that, I am sure our aircraft will bring them robust performance, high
operational efficiency, and outstanding economics.”
  Northwest’s new EMBRAER 175 will be configured with 76 seats, 12 first-
class and 64 coach. “The fuel-efficient EMBRAER 175 allows Northwest to
offer first-class seating to more customers and to open new routes that
were not feasible to operate with larger aircraft,” said Neal Cohen, Chief
Executive Officer - Regional Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Inc.
  The EMBRAER 175 is the second of four members of the E-Jets family, a
new generation of aircraft designed specifically for the 70 to 120 seat
segment. Adopting a clean sheet design, Embraer’s E-Jets are engineered to
maximize passenger comfort with exceptional performance and superior
operating economics. The E-Jets family program started deliveries in 2004
and has accumulated more than 650 firm orders from over 35 customers around
the globe.