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Embraer signs agreement for sale of 20 aircraft to Austral Lineas Aereas.

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Embraer has signed a contract with Argentinian airline Austral Lineas Aereas for the sale of 20 Embraer 190 aircraft.

The contract will go into effect following the fulfilment of certain requirements, which should take place within two months. Delivery of the aircraft is scheduled to start in 2010.

The aircraft will be the Advanced Ranger (AR) model, allowing flights of up to 2,400 nautical miles, and will have a two-class configuration with 96 seats.

Austral intends to use the aircraft primarily to increase its frequencies on domestic routes, with the potential to open new markets.

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