Tuesday, October 21, 2008
|STANDARD DATA (ERJ-170): Seats: 78; Gross weight: 78,153 lbs.; Empty weight: 44,422 lbs.; Engines: two 14,000 lb. General Electric CF34-8Es.
PERFORMANCE: Max cruise: 470 kts.; Range: 1,800–2,100 nm; Service ceiling: 37,000 ft.; Takeoff field length: 5,499 ft.; Landing field length: 399 ft.
Embraer’s success in regionals is manifested in its largest and most capable models in the fleet, the ERJ 170-195. As the numbers imply, each model of the ERJ is bigger that the predecessor. The original ERJ-170 has 70 seats, the ERJ-175 is five feet longer with 78, the 190 holds 98 passengers and the 195 will seat up to 108. Each version of Embraer’s biggest regional jets come in a standard and long range version, plus the company is looking at a variant of the ERJ-170 as a corporate jet.