GECAS places Embraer 190s with Myanma Airways

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GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has placed a pair of Embraer 190 aircraft under operating leases to Myanma Airways.

"These two aircraft will help Myanma Airways expand its fleet, and their operations. This is another example of our strategy to build our business in emerging markets," said GECAS' president and chief executive officer Norman Liu.

With this contract, Myanmar becomes the 76th country where GECAS leases aircraft.

"We are delighted to begin working with established companies like GE and Embraer to help build and modernize our transportation infrastructure and expand the benefits of air travel to our citizens," says Myanma Airways' managing director Than Tun.

The  E-190s, which are scheduled for delivery in November and December 2012 will expand and modernize Myanma Airlines' fleet. According to Flightglobal's Ascend online database, Myanma Airways operates two MA60s, Beech 1900s, three Fokker 28-4000s, one ATR 42-300 and four ATR 72-200/500s. Myanma Airways International has four A320s in service.