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Shannon, Ireland, 2012/04/23 - GE Capital Aviation Services Limited (GECAS), announced delivery of three owned Embraer 170s to Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, the wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of Air France, to help with the carrier’s fleet expansion - GECAS.com. NYSE: GE
GE Capital Aviation Services Limited, the commercial aircraft leasing and financing unit of GE, announced delivery of three owned Embraer 170s to Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne, the wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of Air France, to help with the carrier’s fleet expansion.
By the end of June, GECAS will redeliver six Embraer 170s to the airline, which is building an all-jet fleet. Three of these six aircraft are serviced by GECAS on behalf of other owners.
Régional currently operates a fleet of some 50 aircraft to nearly 50 destinations in Europe.
With 1,800 employees, Régional operates over 300 daily flights, covering a network based around the Air France Group Hubs at Charles de Gaulle and Lyon, and connects twenty French regional capitals and some thirty European cities. The airline operates a fleet of 51 aircraft with a capacity of 37 to 100 seats, thus meeting the demand for tailor-made flights, handled by the charter flight division. Régional offers a wide range of parallel services at its aircraft maintenance centers in Clermont-Ferrand and Lille by specializing in the maintenance of Embraer jets, of which it is the leading European operator and an approved Embraer Service Center, as well as ATRs.
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