Embraer yesterday announced the launch of the Advanced Range versions of the E-170 and E-175 and Northwest Airlines as the launch customer. The first 10 of the 36 175s NWA ordered last fall (ATWOnline, Oct. 6, 2006) will be the Long Range version and the remainder will incorporate AR structural provisions off the assembly line. The LRs later will be retrofitted to the AR version. NWA VP-Finance and Fleet Planning Dan McDonald said the AR "will allow us to reach additional markets, thus ...

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