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Embraer 190 Jet Certified for Operating at London City Airport - Steep approach certification achieved after a rigorous nine-month process
Embraer 190 Jet Certified for Operating at London City Airport


NewswireToday - /newswire/ - São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 2010/02/02 - Steep approach certification achieved after a rigorous nine-month process. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3

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Embraer has received steep approach certification for another member of its E-Jets family, the EMBRAER 190, to operate at London’s premier business airport, London City (LCY). The EMBRAER 170 received the same certification in 2007 and is currently operated by British Airways at LCY.

The EMBRAER 190 uses a software solution developed on the existing fly-by-wire system, which means better flight qualities and control, reduced pilot workload, and lower fuel consumption. The range of the EMBRAER 190 out of LCY is over 800 nautical miles (1,500 km), covering all current routes and bringing important European business destinations within reach.

“As with the EMBRAER 170, the EMBRAER 190 concluded its EASA steep approach certification with no pending items,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. “This important milestone is likely to attract the attention of other European operators, bringing in new orders and making LCY an even stronger business hub.”

British Airways’ CityFlyer, Switzerland’s Geneva-based Baboo Airlines, and Germany’s Lufthansa Cityline will be the first to operate the EMBRAER 190 out of LCY. The current aircraft fleet flying from this airport is mostly composed of old, out-of-production jets and turboprops that serve a sophisticated business public that relies on a fast and comfortable ride between the bigger European cities and London’s financial center. Because of their high level of comfort, reliability, reduced operating cost, and low emissions, the E-Jets are the perfect solution. Compared to aircraft with similar capacity now operating at LCY, the EMBRAER 190 reduces fuel burn by 25%, which is mirrored by aircraft missions and brings an additional savings of 50% in maintenance costs.

By the end of 2010, a total of 15 E-Jets are expected to be operating out of LCY, and will have transported one million passengers. For more information, visit

About the EMBRAER 170/190 E-Jets family
The EMBRAER 170/190 family of E-Jets consists of four commercial jets with 70 to 122 seats, featuring advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating economics, low emission levels and a spacious cabin.

The E-Jets have a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82, can fly at 41,000 feet (12,497 meters), and have ranges of up to 2,400 nautical miles (4,448 km). The high degree of commonality among the four aircraft – EMBRAER 170, EMBRAER 175, EMBRAER 190 and EMBRAER 195 – results in exceptional savings for carriers, in terms of crew training and costs of spare parts and maintenance. Another key feature of the E-Jets is the state-ofthe-art fly-by-wire technology, which increases operating safety, while reducing pilot workload and fuel consumption.

The EMBRAER 170/190 family provides superior comfort with its double-bubble fuselage design, which includes two main passenger entrances and two service doors that minimize aircraft turn-around time. The E-Jets offer much more space for passengers, in a single or dual-class layout, than other aircraft with similar seating capacities.

The E-Jets have achieved outstanding success, with nearly 900 firm orders logged and over 600 jets in operation, worldwide. This proven family is helping airlines to rightsize low load factor narrowbody routes, to replace older, inefficient airplanes, and to develop new markets with lower operating costs, greater efficiency, and outstanding passenger comfort. To better understand the benefits of these aircraft, when substituting older jets, visit

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBovespa: EMBR3) is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jets up to 120 seats, and one of Brazil’s leading exporters. Embraer’s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the United States. Founded in 1969, the Company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense segments. The Company also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. On December 31, 2009, Embraer ( had a workforce of 16,853 employees – not counting the employees of its partly owned subsidiaries – and its firm order backlog totaled US$ 16.6 billion.

This document may contain projections, statements and estimates regarding circumstances or events yet to take place. Those projections and estimates are based largely on current expectations, forecasts on future events and financial tendencies that affect Embraer’s businesses. Those estimates are subject to risks, uncertainties and suppositions that include, among others: general economic, political and trade conditions in Brazil and in those markets where Embraer does business; expectations on industry trends; the Company’s investment plans; its capacity to develop and deliver products on the dates previously agreed upon, and existing and future governmental regulations. The words “believe”, “may”, “is able”, “will be able”, “intend”, “continue”, “anticipate”, “expect” and other similar terms are supposed to identify potentialities. Embraer does not feel compelled to publish updates nor to revise any estimates due to new information, future events or any other facts. In view of the inherent risks and uncertainties, such estimates, events and circumstances may not take place. The actual results can therefore differ substantially from those previously published as Embraer expectations.

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