Crossair to buy dozens of new aircraft from EMBRAER

The Swiss carrier Crossair will replace most of its 81 aircraft with new planes bought from the Brazilian jet manufacturer EMBRAER.

This content was published on June 11, 1999 - 14:31

The Swiss carrier Crossair has announced a major modernisation, saying it will replace most of its 81 aircraft with new planes bought from the Brazilian jet manufacturer EMBRAER.

The management of Crossair formally approved the purchase earlier this week and the company was expected to reveal more details at the Paris Airshow in Le Bourget on Monday.

Crossair said it planned to buy EMBRAER’s ERJ-170 and ERJ-200 aircraft models, which seat 70 and 100 passengers respectively. Several smaller EMBRAER jets for 37 and 49 passengers would also be ordered, Crossair said.

The company said it opted for EMBRAER because of the possibility of buying a whole range of aircraft models from the same company.

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