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Embraer says India needs smaller aircraft to meet traffic demand

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, which forecasts market of 1,000 commercial jets for the region in the 150 seats segment in the coming 20 years, says would need smaller to meet its traffic demand.

Presenting an alternative to the six major overcrowded airports of the country, Pereira vice-president Asia Pacific, said on the sidelines of the Wings 2018 at in on Friday that bringing in more wide-bodied jets would not solve the problem.

which is known for its swanky private is eyeing 70-180 seater jet space, suitable for the "Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik" (UDAN) routes in

"There must be small aircraft making point-to-point flights avoiding these six hubs, which already take 60 per cent of the traffic," he said.

said Air India, Vistara, Indigo, and have shown keen interest in its E-175 Jets.

However, hopes that the 50 aircraft order by the from Pradesh, Air Costa, is still valid. is hopeful that the airliner will recover soon.

Unlike other BRICS countries, India is the only country that does not have a regional fleet, Cesar added.

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 19:00 IST
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