Embraer Receives Steep Approach Certification For
By Bill Goldston
February 3, 2010 – Embraer has received steep approach certification for
another member of its E-Jets family, the EMBRAER 190, to operate at
The EMBRAER 190 uses a software solution developed on the existing
fly-by-wire system, which means better flight qualities and control,
reduced pilot workload, and lower fuel consumption. The range of the
EMBRAER 190 out of LCY is over 800 nautical miles (1,500 km), covering
all current routes and bringing important European business destinations
“As with the EMBRAER 170, the EMBRAER 190 concluded its EASA steep
approach certification with no pending items,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer
Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “This important milestone is
likely to attract the attention
Because of their high level of comfort, reliability, reduced operating
cost, and low emissions, the E-Jets are the perfect solution. Compared
to aircraft with similar capacity now operating at LCY, the EMBRAER 190
reduces fuel burn by 25%, which is mirrored by aircraft emissions and
brings an additional savings of 50% in maintenance costs.
By the end of 2010, a total of 15 E-Jets are expected to be operating
out of LCY, and will have transported one million passengers. The
EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets with
70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient
performance, outstanding operating economics, low emission levels and a
The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000
feet (12,497 meters), and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles
(4,448 km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft –
EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 – results in
exceptional savings for carriers, in terms of crew training and costs of
spare parts and maintenance.
The EMBRAER 170/190 family provides superior comfort with its
double-bubble fuselage design, which includes two main passenger
entrances and two service doors that minimize aircraft turn-around time.
The E-Jets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or
dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities.
The E-Jets have achieved outstanding success, with nearly 900 firm orders logged and over 600 jets in operation, worldwide. This proven family is helping airlines to right size low load factor narrow body routes, to replace older, inefficient airplanes, and to develop new markets with lower operating costs, greater efficiency, and outstanding passenger comfort.
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