(photo from aircanada.ca)
The Embraer 190 is a versatile aircraft that’s part of the Embraer E-Jet series. It is a narrow-body, twin-engine aircraft primarily used in the medium-range market. There are four aircraft that are part of the E-Jet line-up; the E-170/175 are smaller and a base model aircraft, while the E-190 and E-195 are larger stretch versions, with larger wing spans and newer engines.
With 349 E-190s in service today, as well as 170 more ordered, the E-Jets are a popular choice by low-cost and regional airlines, and they easily compete with the Bombardier CRJ-1000, Boeing 717-200 and 737-5000, as well as the Airbus A318.
Operators: Air Canada, JetBlue Airways, KLM Cityhopper, Aeroméxico Connect, Copa Airlines, and Virgin Australia (ordered)
First Flight: March 12, 2004
Fuel Capacity: 12,971 kg
Maximum Altitude: 41,000 ft
Operating Range: 3,334 km
Maximum Speed: 890 km/h
Engine: 2× General Electric CF34 -10E turbofans
Height: 10.28 m
Length: 36.24 m
Wingspan: 28.72 m
Passenger Capacity: 114
Operating Weight (Empty): 28,080 kg
Maximum Take-off Weight: 47,790 kg
The YVR Connection: Air Canada, which is celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2012, operates 45 Embraer E-190s as a part of its main fleet. Head over to Flight Path Park on a sunny afternoon and you’ll most likely see one flying overhead.