As part of Myanmar Airways International (MAI) fleet expansion strategy, MAI took delivery of the first of its four Embraer 190s with the arrival of E190-100LR from Guangzhou, China to Yangon International Airport on 26 October. The aircraft, with call sign ZZ529, was given a water salute to commemorate its arrival and a celebratory event was attended by the key management team from Myanmar Airways International. MAI’s aircraft is fitted with both Business and Economy seats to ensure enhanced passenger comfort and has an exceptional flight range of 2,400 miles, with its Long Range (LR) capability.
Saravanan Ramasamy, CEO of MAI said, “the arrival of the E190 marks an important milestone in MAI’s fleet expansion strategy. This high-performance aircraft not only enables us to achieve operational efficiency but also provides our customers with a significantly enhanced passenger experience.”
“We welcome Myanmar Airways International to the Embraer family and wish them all the best as they prepare for the start of their E190 commercial flights,” said Raul Villaron, Asia Pacific vice president for Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E190 brings performance and efficiency to Myanmar Airways International as they expand their network, and offers an excellent cabin for passengers to travel in comfort.”
The E190 incorporates fly-by-wire technology that helps to reduce pilot workload, improve aircraft performance, simplifies systems architecture and minimizes weight and maintenance. The E190-100LR is equipped with technology such as Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RASS) for voice-advice during the landing approach, roll-off, and take-off, Cabin Surveillance System (CSS) for better monitoring of the cabin from the cockpit, and Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for better navigation and tracking.
With the arrival of the new E190, MAI will continue its focus on network expansion and launch more exciting routes inline in the domestic and regional fronts. MAI will operate the E190s to Mandalay, Heho, Nay Pyi Taw, Nyaung U, Dawei, Myeik, Kawthaung, Sittwe, Kyaing Tong, Myitkyina, and Putao – cities with a high-volume of passengers or inefficient travel options, as part of its strategic plan to promote air travel within Myanmar.