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Embraer reports successful week of trials at London City Airport with Embraer 190

7th April 2009 - 14:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Embraer has completed seven days of operational trials for the Embraer 190, branded ‘Empress of London City’, at the city centre’s premier business airport, London City Airport.

British Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer, has ordered a fleet of 11 Embraer 170s (70 seats) and 190s (98 seats) and is looking forward to putting its first 190 into service in March 2010. Managing director of BA CityFlyer, Peter Simpson, confirmed the aircraft would replace the existing four-engined BAE Systems Avro jets: “The Embraer fleet will also deliver important environmental improvements and economic benefits in today’s challenging market place,” he said.

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 Embraer 190’s range from London City is more than 800 nm (1,500 km), covering all current routes served by the airport, plus more distant important European cities such as Madrid and Lisbon.

London City Airport and Embraer also used this opportunity to test parking and handling compatibility on the ground.

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