27 APRIL 2009


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Article from BTNews 27 APRIL 2009

Embraer completes successful week at LCY

EMBRAER has completed a successful week of test flying and handling at London City Airport with the E190.  The 98-seat aircraft is now well on course for UK certification by the end of the year.  The smaller Embraer 170 is already certificated for LCY and British Airways CityFlyer plans to commence operations with this aircraft in October 2009.  The introduction of the Embraer E-series aircraft is vital for the future of the East London airport with its current mainstay, the BAe 146/RJ series, now out of production.  The Embraer 190 performed the steep approaches at London City with the use of a software solution developed on the existing fly-by-wire system, delivering better flight qualities and control, reduced pilot workload, less weight and reduced maintenance costs.  The aircraft’s range from London City is over 800nm (1,500km), covering all current routes served by the airport, plus more distant important European cities including Barcelona and Lisbon.  www.embraercommercialjets.com.br

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