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YANGONMyanmar Airways International’s (MAI) first Embraer E190 has begun operations from Yangon Airport. The airline expects to receive its second E190 jet on Dec. 23.



MAI is planning to fly to nine destinations with its newly acquired E190s.

The carrier has also signed on for Embraer’s Pool Program – a program enrolled by all E-Jet operators in the Asia-Pacific region. There are now four new E-Jet operators in Asia-Pacific as of 2020.


“Our pilots, cabin crew, maintenance crew, and our staff are proud to take MAI’s E190 to the skies and to serve our passengers with an enhanced flying experience,” said Saravanan Ramasamy, Chief Executive Officer of MAI. 


“We look forward to a productive partnership with Embraer. The operation of the E190 marks yet another important milestone in MAI’s fleet expansion strategy and domestic jet network growth. As the demand grows, we plan to scale up the frequency of our E190 operations to eight flights a day.”


“The commencement of Myanmar Airways International’s E190 flights will enhance connectivity in Myanmar,” 


said Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific Vice President for Embraer Commercial Aviation. 


Embraer’s Pool Program, which MAI has enrolled in offers full repair coverage for components and parts, airframe maintenance, and unlimited access to a large stock of components at the company’s distribution centers. Operators benefit from significant savings on repair and inventory costs, reduction in required warehousing space and resources required for repair management, while ultimately providing guaranteed performance levels. Singapore is the base for Embraer’s warehouse in the Asia Pacific region.


Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft up to 150 seats with more than 100 customers from all over the world. For the E-Jets program alone, Embraer has logged more than 1,800 orders and 1,600 aircraft have been delivered. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of more than 80 customers in some 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 150-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.


“The airline will benefit from the performance and efficiency of the aircraft and generous cargo capacity. Passengers will appreciate the comfort in the cabin. Myanmar Airways International can operate with full confidence that our excellent service and support team are here to support them.”


In preparation for the E190 operations, eight MAI pilots underwent the month-long Initial Pilot Training in September 2020 in Zhuhai, China. Separately, Embraer conducted the license-engineer type course for MAI’s engineers.


Apart from the E190, MAI currently operates three A320ceo family jets. The number of E190 jets to reac three in 2021.

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