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E-Jets - Embraer 170 / 175 / 190 / 195

A family of four new-generation aircraft, engineered from the ground up and designed specifically to serve markets that can be optimized with 70 to 120 seat capacity equipment. Neither stretched versions of smaller models nor scaled down derivatives of larger, existing aircraft, Embraer's family of E-Jets is a new concept in commercial air transport that blurs the line between regional jets and mainline aircraft.

  • EMBRAER 170 - The absence of over-wing exits gives airlines maximum flexibility to configure the aircraft with single or dual class seating arrangements.
  • EMBRAER 175 - Growing from 50-seat capacity or downsizing from larger jets, the EMBRAER 175 "taps the gap" between smaller regional aircraft and single-aisle mainline equipment.
  • EMBRAER 190 - With its versatile cabin layout and "big jet" feel, the EMBRAER 190 is ideal for replacing ageing 100-seat aircraft with lower operating costs and impressive mission performance.
  • EMBRAER 195 - The largest of the E-Jets family with capability for 122 seats delivers the unit cost advantage that rivals other aircraft in the category. The EMBRAER 195 is well suited for low-cost airline environments.

The EMBRAER 170/190 jet family provides customers with a choice of four aircraft in the mid-capacity passenger range. The EMBRAER 170 is a 70-80 seat jet and the EMBRAER 175 is a 78-88 seat jet, while the EMBRAER 190 is a 98-114 seat jet and the EMBRAER 195 is a 108-122 seat jet. The EMBRAER 170 was certified by the Brazilian aviation authority, the FAA, the JAA, EASA and the authority of Poland in February 2004, and deliveries of the EMBRAER 170 began in March 2004. The EMBRAER 175 was certified by the Brazilian aviation authority in December 2004, by EASA in January 2005, by TCCA, the Canadian certification authority, in July 2005 and by the FAA in August 2006. The EMBRAER 190 was certified by the Brazilian aviation authority in August 2005, by the FAA in September 2005 and by EASA in June 2006. The EMBRAER 195 was certified by the Brazilian aviation authority in June 2006, by EASA in July 2006 and by the FAA in August 2007.

Embraer designed the EMBRAER 170/190 jet family to maximize the benefits of commonality. Aircraft in the family share approximately 89% of the same components. The high level of commonality in this new jet family lowered development costs and shortened development period. Embraer anticipate that this commonality will lead to significant savings to customers in the form of easier training, less expensive parts and maintenance and lower operational costs.

Due to differences in size and weight, the EMBRAER 170/190 jet family does not share the same wing design. This new mid-capacity jet family has engines fixed under its main wings - a design intended to enhance power, improve fuel economy and minimize turnaround times. All of the aircraft models of this family are powered by engines manufactured by General Electric and contain state-of-the-art avionics manufactured by Honeywell.

All four jets in the EMBRAER 170/190 jet family have a maximum cruising speed of Mach .82. The EMBRAER 170 and the EMBRAER 175 have maximum fully loaded ranges of 1,700 and 1,600 nautical miles, respectively, and each is available in LR versions, with maximum fully loaded ranges of 2,000 and 1,800 nautical miles, respectively. The EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 have maximum fully loaded ranges of 1,700 and 1,500 nautical miles, respectively, and are available in LR versions with maximum fully loaded ranges of 2,300 and 2,100 nautical miles, respectively.

The under-wing engine design and the existence of four doors, two in the front and two in the back, provide for enhanced accessibility and efficiency of ground services. Embraer enhanced passenger safety and comfort in the EMBRAER 170/190 jet family. The aircraft's "double-bubble" design enables a four-abreast cabin, a wide aisle, greater interior space and headroom and a larger baggage compartment than the existing mid-capacity jets of competitors, including those mid-capacity jets that are in the development stage.

Superior cabin spaciousness, generous under floor cargo capacity, state-of-the-art avionics, fly-by-wire technology, and extraordinary, uncompromising performance all combine in a common platform. Now, more missions are possible than ever before. Short-range, high-frequency hub and spoke flights. Medium-range services to complement peak and off-peak time of day scheduling. And new frequencies on long and thin city pairs to access markets beyond traditional catchment areas. All performed with unsurpassed efficiency and low operating costs that keep airlines competitive to weather the uncertain skies of a continually changing industry.

Short airfield capability and superior mission range open up new opportunities for network development. And Embraer´s family of E-Jets gives airlines maximum flexibility to match the right-size aircraft to market demand. A double-bubble fuselage design creates unprecedented cabin and cargo spaciousness among aircraft in the category, even exceeding the per passenger metrics found on single-aisle mainline jets. Short ground turnaround time, common crew type rating, common parts, high fuel efficiency, and low maintenance costs ensure operating expenses are minimized. Enhanced cabin configuration flexibility allows airlines maximum versatility in fleet deployment and capacity management to better maximize revenue. The prudent application of new technology in both aircraft design and production processes means that engineering enhancements have been adopted only when they add value to the operator.

Embraer's new-generation aircraft design translates into significant improvements in maintenance costs. E-Jets deliver from 10% to 20% lower hourly direct maintenance costs compared to other similar-capacity aircraft and more than 50% lower cost than some out-of-production jets. And the high level of family commonality among the E-Jets family (up to 100%) delivers cost savings right to the bottom line. Spare parts inventories are reduced, maintenance procedures streamlined, and crew training and transition expenses are minimized. With cross crew qualification on E-Jets, differences training is one of the simplest in the industry and uses the latest Computer Based Training (CBT) and simulator tools. As a result, pilot productivity increases as aircraft are added to the fleet. Whether configured with dual-class seating to attract premium passenger yield or arranged in an up to 122-seat single class high-density layout for lower-yield markets, Embraer E-Jets gives revenue-generating capacity, both in the cabin and in the cargo compartments, to deliver the unit cost advantage needed to stay competitive. And since they are designed for fast, efficient, simultaneous, multi-point ground servicing thanks to four main cabin doors and two easily accessible cargo holds, the aircraft can turn around in less than 20 minutes. Less time on the ground means greater productivity and higher daily utilization, which helps to keep seat mile/kilometer costs low. An aircraft acquisition is a major investment and E-jets will retain their value with their state-of-the-art design and 21st century technology. An 80,000 cycle airframe fatigue life ensures years of reliable performance - a trademark of Embraer Commercial Jets.

Hot and high airports will welcome the superior payload-range performance capability of the E-Jets family. With up to 20,000 pounds of thrust from General Electric´s advanced-technology CF34 engine, high altitude airports are more reliably served on those peak summer days when full passenger loads are essential to schedule integrity. Airports with obstacles and limited field length are also friendly to Embraer E-Jets. For runways as short as 3,763 ft (1,147m), the EMBRAER 170 delivers full passenger loads to markets up to 500 nm, all in jet comfort and jet speed. Capability to operate the EMBRAER 170 at London City Airport means airlines have a new 70-seat jet alternative to serve routes up to 750 nm. The benefits of a common family allow airline schedulers and crew planners to easily accommodate last minute flight changes - right sizing aircraft capacity to marker demand, with outstanding efficiency. Moreover, cross crew qualification allows better utilization of resources without the restrictions normally associated with mixed-fleet flying. And as market demand grows, the E-Jets family concept allows cost-effective aircraft up-gauges with incremental seat capacity using a single aircraft standard. The combination of long mission range, superior hot and high airport payloads, short field capability, common parts, and cross crew qualification all add up to unsurpassed cost-saving efficiency.

Production time for the EMBRAER 170 aircraft has been reduced from approximately seven months at the beginning of its production in March 2004 to approximately 4.5 months at the end of 2007. Embraer has the flexibility to increase production in the future in response to increased demand. Embraer achieved the production rate of 14 aircraft per month at the end of 2007 for the EMBRAER 170/190 jet family, due to the reorganization of some industrial processes, and the implementation of a third shift in our workforce. In addition, in June 2006, Embraer entered into an agreement with KHI and KAB, pursuant to which Embraer began assembling the wings of the EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 aircraft in order to meet demand for these types of aircraft.

Embraer welcomed the newest member of its E-Jets E2 family 07 March 2017 at a roll-out ceremony at the company’s São José dos Campos facility. The first E195-E2 made its debut to a crowd of some 7,000 employees, customers, VIPs and company executives. The crowd cheered as the doors of hangar F300 opened and Embraer’s largest commercial jet emerged shortly before noon. The E195-E2 is the second of three new-generation E-Jets E2s. It has three more rows of seats compared to the current E195 and can accommodate up to 146 passengers in high-density, single-class configuration. In the all-tourist configuration, the early Boeing 707 could carry 189 passengers.

The E195-E2 will deliver up to 20% lower cost per trip compared to aircraft of similar size. In addition to the high-density configuration, the E-Jet’s most popular arrangement will likely feature 120 seats in two classes. The E195-E2 has 800 km (450 nm) more range than its predecessor so that it can fly up to 4,500 km (2,450 nm) nonstop. Two E195-E2s will be used in the certification campaign. One prototype for aerodynamic testing and the other to validate maintenance tasks and the interior. The first flight was scheduled in the second half of 2017. The first customer delivery was on target for 2019.

Lineage 1000

The Lineage 1000 is the largest of the Brazilian company's executive planes. In May 2006, Embraer launched another executive jet, the Lineage 1000, in the ultra-large category, with the lowest operating cost among jets in its category. The Lineage 1000 is based on the platform of the EMBRAER 190 aircraft and was expected to enter service in mid- 2008. Total research and development and capital expenditures relating to the Lineage 1000 were expected to be approximately US$60 million.

The initial price of the Lineage was US $55 million, which changes according to the customization defined by the customer. Since its launch in 2009, the industry has followed three market moments. According to Gustavo Teixeira, vice president of sales for Latin America, the first buyers came from the Middle East. Later, China started to acquire copies. Now the interest comes from the USA. An attractive feature of the Lineage is its flight range of 4,600 nautical miles (8,519 kilometers) - that is, it has the autonomy to make the São Paulo-New York route without interruption, as well as the busy Dubai-London business route.

The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer delivered the first Lineage 1000 executive jet to company Al Jaber Aviation (AJA), based in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates, in June 2010. The Arab company had already placed an order for four other aircraft of the same model, plus four Legacy 450s and four Legacy 500s. The aircraft started making on-demand charter flights in March 2010. Al Jaber Aviation is going to be the leading operator of this type of aircraft, with a fleet of five units.

On 18 February 2011 the Aeronautical Social Communication Center reported that it started operating in the FAB's Special Transport Group (GTE), a Lineage 1000 aircraft, manufactured by Embraer. The plane will be used temporarily in missions to support the Presidency of the Republic. The jet will remain in operation to replace the two Embraer 190s that will pass in the coming months, each in its own time, for scheduled maintenance. This operation will not entail new financial costs for the Air Force Command. The early delivery of the equipment to the GTE aims to familiarize the crews with the new aircraft, which reaches a speed of 890 km / h, with a maximum range of 8,300 km.

This is an ultra modern business jet, configured to accommodate 19-22 passengers. Embraer designer Jay Beever created five unique designs for the Lineage 1000E, which were unveiled in 2017. The interior designs are lavish and provide complete relaxation on board. It also has additional fuel tanks, giving it a range almost double that of the commercial version. One of the bets of the Brazilian company to overcome the fierce competition is the care with details, such as the discreet handrail on the sides and the windows grouped in pairs, which result in a pleasant visual aspect. Lights, doors, music, television and windows can be controlled by a single device, such as an iPad.

All these facilities are arranged in an internal environment with dimensions comparable to those of a 70 square meter apartment. There are five distinct zones, with a total capacity for 19 people, separated by automatic doors and which isolate the environments - the proposal is that travelers use the model to hold meetings and work, which makes privacy and silence determining factors.

The Embraer lineage 1000 stopped being manufactured by Embraer in August 2020. It is a failed product.

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