Die Embraer ERJ 170/175 gehören zur höchst erfolgreichen Regionaljet-Familie E-Jets des brasilianischen Herstellers. Sie sind die beiden kleinsten Muster der vier Mitglieder umfassenden Familie.
Regional airliner (Regionalverkehrsflugzeug)
Av. Brig. Faria Lima 2170
12227-901 Sao José dos Campos
At the Paris Air Show in June 1999, Crossair (30 firm for the ERJ-170 plus 30 firm on the ERJ-190, as well as options on 100 aircraft) and Regional Airlines (ten firm and five options for the ERJ-170) were presented as launch customers. The first aircraft was due for delivery in the second half of 2002. Embraer then saw a market for 2500 aircraft with 70-90 seats in the next ten years. Until the end of the third quarter of 2008 there were 187 firm orders and 100 options, of which 143 were delivered. Customers are:
- Alitalia: 6
- Cirrus: 1
- ECC Leasing: 4
- Egypt Air: 12
- ETA Star Aviation: 7
- Finnair: 10
- GECAS: 9
- JAL: 10
- Jetscape: 1
- LOT Polish: 6
- Regional: 9
- Republic Airlines: 48
- Satena: 1
- Saudi Arabian Airlines: 15
- Sirte Oil: 1
- South African Airlink: 2
- Suzuyo: 2
- TAME: 2
- US Airways: 28
- Virgin Blue: 6
- Virgin Nigeria: 7
Target sales price fo the ERJ-170 was 21 million US-Dollars (24,8 million US-Dollars in 2003), while the ERJ-190 had a price tag of 29,6 million US-Dollars (2003).
Development cost for the ERJ-170, ERJ-190 and ERJ-190-200 was put at 850 million US-Dollars at the time of the launch announcement in June 1999.
The ERJ-170/190 was a new-design regional jet from Embraer to expand its portfolio into a larger seat class from the ERJ-135/140/145 family. The company is aiming for very attractive acquisition value and low operating costs. It claims to provide the best balance between comfort, weight and performance.
As usual, the Brazilian manufacturer works with many risk sharing partners, including:
- C& D Interiors: This UK company will design, develop and manufacture the aircraft interior
- Gamesa: Rear fuselage and vertical and horizontal tail surfaces
- General Electric: CF34-8E/10E engines, including the nacelles. GE was selected in preference of the Pratt & Whitnney Canada/Snecma SPW14 and Allison AE3012
- Hamilton Sundstrand: development and production of the tail cone, APU, electrical systems and air management system
- Honeywell: Primus Epic avionics
- Kawasaki: aircraft wing stub, engine pylon, fixed leading and trailing edge assemblies, flaps, spoilers and teh wing's flight control surfaces
- Latecoere: manufacture of teh center I and center III fuselage sections
- Liebherr: designing, developing and manufacturing the landing gear assemblies, working with EDE (Embraer Divisao Equipamentos)
- Parker Hannifin: development and manufacture of hydraulic, flight control and fuel systems.
- Sonaca: Wing slats
The ERJ-190 and ERJ-190-200 differed from the ERJ-170 by possessing a stretched fuselage, longer wingspan, higher-rated engines and strengthened landing gear.