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Finnair inks deal for 12 Embraer 170s.(Regional News)(Embraer Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica S.A.)(Brief Article)

As part of its strategy to acquire "the best possible fleet for its feeder traffic," Finnair signed an agreement with Embraer for 12 170s to replace its MD-80s and ATR 72s that are being retired. The airline took options on eight additional aircraft, which may be converted to 175s or 190s. The 170s will be configured with 76 seats in a one-class layout and deliveries will begin in Sept. 2005 and continue through May 2007. The value of the firm order at list prices totals $306 million and the contract has a potential value of $510 million if all options are converted. …

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