Embraer S.A. is a Brazilian aerospace, it is the third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer in the world, and the fourth-largest aircraft manufacturer when including business jets into account, and it is Brazil’s top exporter of industrial products.
Embraer S.A. CEO, Frederico Curado, is the 2012 recipient of the Tony Jannus Award, given annually for distinguished contributions to commercial aviation. Embraer is a member of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).
Embraer E-Jets Family
The Embraer E-Jets are a series of twin-engine, medium-range, narrow-body, jet airliners produced by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, and corporate aircraft. The Primary users of Embraer are Republic Airways, Air canada, JetBlue Airways, and Compass Airlines. The Embraer was announced at the Paris Air Show in 1999, and entering production in 2002, the aircraft series has been a success. As of January 11, 2012, there is a backlog of 249 firm orders for the E-Jets, 695 options and 802 units delivered.
Name : Embraer E-Jets
Role : Airliner
National origin : Brazil
First flight : February 19, 2002
Introduction : March 2004, LOT Polish Airlines
Manufacturer : Embraer
Status : In production
Primary users :
- Republic Airways
- Air Canada
- JetBlue Airways
- Compass Airlines
Number built : 802 as of January 2012
Unit cost : US$28.5 million E-170 – 47.0 million E-195
Variants : Embraer Lineage 1000
E-170 and 175
E-170/E-175 family also seeks to replace the market segment occupied by earlier competing designs such as the BAe 146 and Fokker 70. The 170 and 175 are powered with General Electric CF34-8E engines of 14,200 pounds (62.28 kN) thrust each.
The E-170/E-175 family is the smaller of the two E-Jet families. The E-170 and E-175 directly compete with the Bombardier CRJ-700 and Bombardier CRJ-900, respectively. They also loosely compete with the turboprop Bombardier Q400.
E-190 and 195
E-190 and 195 aircraft compete with the Bombardier CRJ-1000. In addition, being in the 100-seat range, it competes with smaller mainline jets including the Boeing 717-200, and 737-500/-600 the Airbus A318, and the upcoming Bombardier CSeries.
The E-190/195 family is a larger stretch of the E-170/175 family fitted with a new, larger horizontal stabilizer, larger wing and a new engine, the GE CF34-10E, rated at 18,500 lb (82.30 kN).
Embraer Lineage 1000
Embraer Lineage 1000 was certified by the USA Federal Aviation Administration on 7 January 2009. The first two production aircraft were delivered in December 2008.
On 2 May 2006, Embraer announced plans for the business jet variant of the E-190. This would have the same structure as the E-190, but with an extended range of up to 4,200 nm, and luxury seating for up to 19.
In 2011, Embraer announced that it would focus its attention on developing revamped versions of the E-Jet family, rather than an all-new aircraft, for the time being.
Undeveloped variants E-195X
Embraer E-195X would have seated approximately 130 passengers. The E-195X was apparently a response to American Airlines’ request for a replacement for their MD-80s.
Embraer considered producing an aircraft which was known as the E-195X, a stretched version of the E-195. Embraer abandoned plans for the 195X in May 2010, following concerns that its range would be too short.
Embraer E-Jets Aircraft Specification