Further delay for Swiss Avro RJ replacement


Swiss has requested a further delay in the delivery of the Embraer 170s and 195s it ordered. Swiss predecessor Crossair was originally the launch customer for both models. Heavy losses had already forced an earlier postponement of deliveries, along with a substantial cut in the order. Continuing losses have now led Swiss to request that initial deliveries be pushed back another year, to 2005. This will obviously result in Swiss retaining its Avro RJ fleet longer.

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