PARIS: Conviasa and JAL order 11 E-Jets

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Conviasa and Japan Airlines (JAL) are ordering 11 first generation Embraer E-Jets, boosting the airframer's firm order book at the Paris air show to 111.

Venezuela-based Conviasa has ordered seven E-190 E1s - as Embraer is now referring to the first generation E-Jets - for delivery from 2014, says Paulo Cesar Silva, president and chief executive of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

JAL has ordered four E-170 E1s for its J-Air subsidiary that will also be delivered from 2014, he says. The airline will operate 15 of the type with the order today.

Conviasa's order is understood to be a conversion of its 14 E-190 options, which Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro publicly said that it would convert to firm orders earlier in June.

The Venezuelan carrier flies six E-190 E1s, according to Flightglobal's Ascend Online database.