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Eznis Airways to acquire two Avro RJ 85s from BAE Systems

Eznis Airways, a scheduled and charter Mongolian airline based in Ulaanbaatar, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase two Avro RJ 85 regional jets from BAE Systems.  The aircrafts, scheduled to arrive in Mongolia in June and July 2011, will each have a capacity of 93 seats, and allow Eznis to meet the growing demand for quality air transport services in Mongolia.

Chief Executive Officer of Eznis Airways, S.Munkhsukh said: “Deliveries of the Avro RJ 85s will be yet another important step towards our aim to become the No. 1 choice for regional air service in North Central Asia by connecting Mongolia to nearby international markets.  The Avro RJ 85s are a four engine aircraft that provide reliable, safe and distinctive performance.  Moreover, it is the only jet engine aircraft approved for operation on gravel runways, which is ideal for the conditions of our country.  The arrival of this aircraft will be an important event not only in the history of our airline, but for Mongolia’s aviation industry as the Avro RJ85 is a new aircraft type for Mongolia.”

Presently, Eznis Airways operates four 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft on its route network comprising of 14 domestic scheduled and charter destinations as well as two short-haul international markets - Hailar (China) and Ulan-Ude (Russia).  The acquisition of larger capacity aircrafts will further assist the development of the airline’s network in terms of additional new destinations and increased frequencies.

Furthermore, Eznis Airways has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Technik Switzerland GmbH to receive technical services for the future Avro RJ85 fleet covering engineering, maintenance, material, engine and training services.  Within this framework, Lufthansa Technik will provide international standard technical services for the Avro RJ85s as well as world-class technical training for Eznis maintenance engineers and technicians.

About Eznis Airways

Eznis Airways is the leading Mongolian domestic airline with the largest network of domestic destinations within Mongolia, and highest flight frequency on these routes. The airline was established in 2006 by Newcom Group, one of the largest holding companies of Mongolia.  The airline operates domestic scheduled and charter flights to 14 destinations in 10 aimags of Mongolia including Bayankhongor, Bayan-Ulgii, Dornod, Gobi-Altai, Khovd, Khuvsgul, Umnugobi, Uvurkhangai, Uvs, and Zavkhan, and operates international scheduled service to Hailar in China's Inner Mongolia region and Ulan-Ude in Russian Federation's Buryat Republic, and charter services to points in China, Russia and Kazakhstan.

About BAE Systems 

BAE Systems is a global defense and security company with approximately 100,000 employees worldwide.  The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services.  In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).


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