Rabat - The fleet of Royal Air Maroc has been enriched by a new type of aircrafts, the Embraer E-190.
Rabat – The fleet of Royal Air Maroc has been enriched by a new type of aircrafts, the Embraer E-190.
Morocco’s national carrier received its first Embraer E-190, a medium-range twin-engine jet airliner produced by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer. Three more are scheduled to arrive before December 15.
The Embraer E-190 is configured in two classes with 100 seats, including 12 in Business class and it has a flight range of up to 5 hours, or 4500 km, according to a statement by RAM.
The Brazilian manufactured airliner is equipped with General Electric CF34 engines allowing it to reach a cruising speed of nearly 900km/h and a cruising altitude of 12,500 meters.
The twin engines reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 15 to 20% compared to older generation aircrafts.
RAM became the third company in Africa to have this type of aircraft in its fleet after the Kenyan Airways and Mozambique’s LAM.
The Moroccan company signed an agreement with Embraer, the third largest aircraft manufacturer after Airbus and Boeing, to acquire the four new aircrafts back on July 15on the sidelines of the Farnborough Air Show held in England.
By acquiring the new aircrafts, RAM seeks to increase the number of flights towards destinations in Europe and Africa.
The company’s fleet is comprised of 52 aircrafts and it is expecting a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on January.