Poland snaps up E175s for VIP transport

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The Polish government is purchasing two Embraer E175-200LR airliners from LOT Polish Airlines to replace its Tupolev Tu-154M fleet.

Both aircraft, MSN 283 and MSN 285, are equipped with GE CF34-8E5 engines. They were delivered to LOT Polish Airlines in 2009.

Flightglobal understands that the E175s will be initially crewed by LOT and the Polish air force presidential division (36th Special Air Transport Regiment) will operate the aircraft on VIP duties on behalf of the ministry of defence.

The Polish air force owns two Tu-154M aircraft, one of which crashed in Russia in April.

LOT Polish Airlines took delivery of two additional E175s (MSN 306 and MSN 311) aircraft at the end of May. Its backlog now stands at two more aircraft of the type after it converted four E175s to the E195 model.