Embraer recently delivered the first EMBRAER 190 jet to Mozambique flag carrier LAM – Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique.
The deal was announced in October 2008 and includes firm orders for two EMBRAER 190s, plus two purchase rights.
LAM’s EMBRAER 190 is configured in a dual-class layout, featuring nine seats in business class and 84 in economy. The aircraft will be based in the capital of Mozambique, Maputo, and will replace older narrowbody jets operated for domestic routes, mainly in the cities of Nampula and Pemba. It will also be used for regional flights to Luanda (Angola), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Johannesburg, and in the near future, Cape Town (South Africa), and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).
LAM also signed an Embraer Pool Flight Hour Program service contract to easily and effectively support its EMBRAER 190 jet fleet. The pool program quickly provides replacement aircraft parts and eliminates the need for inventory investments, once Embraer assumes the responsibility for maintaining an inventory at its distribution and service centers, in order to provide parts to operators as soon as they are requested.