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Lufthansa to take mixture of E-190s and E-195s

Lufthansa has detailed its order for Embraer E-Jets, confirming it will take a mixture of E-190 and larger-capacity E-195 aircraft from the Brazilian airframer.

The German operator in June 2007 firmed its commitment for 30 Embraer 190 aircraft for delivery from 2009. The order was flexible in that it could include E-190s or E-195s.

While releasing its third quarter order backlog this week, Embraer revealed that Lufthansa has since decided to take 18 E-190s and 12 E-195s.

A Lufthansa spokesman confirms these figures, noting that, as delivery time nears, it is common practice for a carrier to supply a more precise break-down of its fleet plan.

"This more detailed order now reflects our belief in the strong capacity demand over the next years in this segment," says Lufthansa senior VP corporate fleet Nico Buchholz.

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