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Embraer in talks with several Indian airlines on E-175 jet orders: executive

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By Ajmera

HYDERABAD (Reuters) - SA is in talks with several major about potential orders of its E-175 regional jet, an at the Brazilian jet manufacturer said on Friday.

Indian carriers have traditionally used turboprops rather than jets for regional operations, although the now-defunct Air Costa still has an order for 50 jets valued at about $3 billion on Embraer's books.

Cesar Pereira, Embraer's Vice President for sales and marketing in the Asia Pacific, said his company was talking to Interglobe Aviation Ltd's unit, SpiceJet Ltd, national carrier Air India, and Vistara about buying E-175 jets.

is the only country among BRIC peers Brazil, and that does not have a significant fleet of regional jets with a capacity of 70-150 seats, he said on the sidelines of the Wings airshow.

"That means in the future there will be regional jets, because they are needed," he said. "It's just a matter of time."

Pereira said it might take longer for some orders to materialise, given had a large backlog of SE narrowbodies and ATR turboprops.

"But we have other airlines that could look at orders," he said, citing the potential for to place orders in the future if a privatisation programme is successful.

Air India's regional arm, Alliance Air, which flies ATR turboprops, could be sold separately from the main domestic and international operations, according to

(Reporting by Ajmera, Writing by Jamie Freed; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 15:58 IST