All four of the Embraer 170/190 family information, illustrating their close similarity. From left to right, they are Embraer 195, 190, 175 and 170.
Polish airline LOT has a fleet of 23 Embraer aircraft, comprising ERJ 145s, Embraer 170s and an Embraer 175. LOT was launch customer for the Embraer 170, which it operates in a 70-seat passenger configuration, and received the first of four leased 175s in April this year. This Embraer 170, seen in its pre-delivery registration PT-SKQ, entered service with LOT as SP-LDA in March 2004.
Panama-based Copa Airlines has exercised three Embraer 190 options, increasing to 15 the number of E-jets it has on firm order. All Copa's aircraft are Advanced Range versions, giving the airline increased range and operating flexibility.
Winglets fitted to the Embraer 170/190 family improve fuel burn and climb capability, adding value to customers by increasing their range and payload. Hot and high and obstacle clearance is another benefit of this feature.
Largest of the Embraer 170/190 family, the 195 is seen taking off on its maiden flight from the company's Sao Jose dos Campos headquarters on December 7, 2005. The first Embraer 195 for flybe (PT-SGD, c/n 19000029 which is to be British-registered as G-FBEA) made its first flight on April 24 and is being readied for delivery.
In order to standardise training and crew type ratings, the Embraer 170/190 family has common flight deck displays. The two-crew flight deck features an all-digital cockpit arranged with a five-screen liquid crystal display presentation.
In order to maximise its cabin width, the Embraer 170 has a 'double-bubble' fuselage cross-section. This allows for comfortable 2+2 seating and a wide centre aisle, which aids the movement of cabin service trolleys during in-flight service.