Myanmar: Embraer introduces it's new commercial aircraft

YANGON (Eleven Media Group/ANN) - Brazil based commercial aircraft company, Embarer, introduced its new commercial aircraft, E190-E2, at Yangon International Airport (YIA) on October 9, sources from the aviation community said.

The aircraft stopped at the YIA to display and continued its journey to Indonesia in the evening.

The E190-E2 is designed to reduce fuel consumption rate, to increase engine power and to modernize the wings design and interior decorations.

About 1,700 aircrafts manufactured from the company are using in 111 airlines from 60 countries including Myanmar. The E190-E2 is a new generation of commercial aircraft and will introduce in the market in this year.

It can carry up to 114 passengers and designed to reduce fuel consumption rate to ten per cent.

Modernized avionics devices are installed in the aircraft and it used better landing gear. The wide-body aircraft is made of titanium and has advance controls such as 4th generation fly-by-wire.

In first week of October, US based Bell Helicopter Company introduced its Bell 105 helicopter in Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw.

The test flights of Bell 105 helicopter were made on October 1, 2 and 5 at the YIA and October 3 and 4 in Nay Pyi Taw International Airport.

An official of the Bell Company said Myanmar is a developing country and they came to introduce the helicopters as they saw a good potential in the country's economy.

Bell 505 is a five-seat aircraft and Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam are using them in their tourism industries.