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Copa Airlines Takes Delivery of their 14th Embraer 190

16th October 2008 - 00:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Copa Airlines, a subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. , has taken delivery of its 14th Embraer 190 aircraft. The acquisition brings the total number of aircraft in the Panamanian airline's fleet to 41.

"The Embraer 190 is a good fit for our airline's growth plan, making it possible for us to serve routes that require an aircraft of its capacity," said Pedro Heilbron, CEO of Copa Airlines, "We are very pleased with the performance of this aircraft."

Built in Brazil, the Embraer 190 aircraft are considered the most efficient in their class. They are equipped with the most advanced navigation technology available, reducing the pilot's work and improving aircraft performance. The Embraer 190 has seating for 94 passengers, with 10 in Business Class (Clase Ejecutiva) and 84 in coach. The coach cabin has two seats on each side of the aisle, with no middle seat.

The Embraer 190 is an important part of Copa's fleet renewal plan, which includes the acquisition of modern aircraft equipped with features to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Copa has a companywide commitment to environmental responsibility.

Copa Airlines' fleet continues to be one of the youngest in the industry with an average age of 4.1 years. In addition to its 14 Embraer aircraft, Copa operates 27 Boeing 737 Next Generation jets.

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