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Embraer Receives Steep Approach Certification For London Airport

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 London’s premier business airport, London City (LCY). The EMBRAER 170 received the same certification in 2007 and is currently operated by British Airways at LCY. 

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 within reach. 

“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 of other European operators, bringing in new orders and making LCY an even stronger business hub.”  


British Airways’ CityFlyer, Switzerland’s Geneva-based Baboo Airlines and Germany’s Lufthansa Cityline will be the first to operate the EMBRAER 190 out of LCY. The current aircraft fleet flying from this airport is mostly composed of old, out-of-production jets and turboprops that serve a sophisticated business public that relies on a fast and comfortable ride between the bigger European cities and London’s financial center.  

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 spacious cabin. 


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.  Another key feature of the E-Jets is the state-of the-art fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption. 

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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