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PICTURE: Mauritania Airlines receives first E175

March 29, 2019 / KATE SARSFIELD

Mauritania Airlines has become the first airline in Africa to take delivery of an Embraer 175. The Brazilian manufacturer says that in a ceremony held on 28 March the Mauritanian flag carrier was presented with the first of two 175s it ordered last year. Both will be long-range variants, Cirium's Fleets Analyzer indicates.Embraer says the second aircraft will be delivered to the Nouakchott-based operator during the second quarter.Fleets Analyzer shows that, having parked its lone Boeing 737 Max 8, Mauritania has an active fleet that comprises two 737 Classics (both -500s), two 737NGs (a -700 and an -800) and an Embraer ERJ-145.