Shijiazhuang-based Hebei Airlines (NS) has taken over stakeholder Sichuan Airlines’(3U) Embraer fleet, comprising five E-145s, as it explores China’s regional air transport market. NS has leased two E-145s from 3U since 2010 for use on domestic routes from Shijiazhuang to Tanshan and Qinhuangdao. It purchased the other three aircraft in a recent deal for an undisclosed sum. NS was launched last year using assets of Dongbei Air, which was taken over by 3U in June 2010 (ATW ...

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