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An American E190 at LaGuardia Airport (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Evanescent Embraer: The E190’s Quickly Fading Presence in North America

One of the fallouts of the recent few months has been the rapid acceleration of retirements of aircraft that airlines believed were going to withstand a few more years. Peel back the emotional retirements like McDonnell-Douglas MD-80s and Boeing 747s and you will find some other noteworthy names fading into history, including the increased disappearance of the Embraer ERJ-190 from North America and for years to come. Coming off the back of the successful Embraer ERJ-170, the ERJ-190 was built…

Amaszonas Uruguay Outlines its E190 Operations

Two months after the delivery of its first Embraer 190, Amaszonas Uruguay, Uruguay's sole airline, outlined the initial network to be undertaken by its new aircraft, adding it to its distribution system. The airline, which currently owns two Bombardier CRJ-200s — one of which is stored — plans to basically…

Azul Bumps E195-E2 Order to 75, Announces Flights to New…

This week has been hectic for Azul in Brazil. Days after announcing it reached an agreement to acquire regional carrier TwoFlex, its CEO, John Rodgerson, announced the airline increased its Embraer E195-E2 order from 51 to 75 aircraft. The news was announced by Azul's CEO, John Rodgerson, upon a meeting…

Air Kiribati Receives its First ‘Game Changer’ E190-E2

An aircraft delivery this past week represented a landmark for Kiribati's state-owned flag carrier Air Kiribati. The airline received its first Embraer E190-E2 of an order of two and two further purchase rights. The aircraft, it is said, can strongly help the economic development of the isolated country. The aircraft…

Embraer Delivers 51 Jets in Recent Quarter

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer announced at the end of July the delivery of a total of 51 jets during the second quarter of 2019.  Of the 51 deliveries, 26 were commercial jets while 25 were executive jets. The manufacturer's current offerings include the popular E-Jet series consisting of the Embraer…

Aerolineas Argentinas Sets Tight Due Date for Fleet Replacement

In a changing and challenging commercial aviation market such as the Argentinian one, there are two long-awaited decisions that suffered significant delays in the last months. Those are Aerolíneas Argentinas' fleet replacement selections, both in the 100-seat and the long-haul segments. On one hand, the 96-seater Embraer 190AR is to…

AeroMexico E190 Suffers Runway Excursion in Durango, Mexico

On Tuesday at roughly 6:00 p.m. ET, an AeroMexico Embraer E190 operating as AeroMexico Flight 2431 crashed at General Guadalupe Victoria International Airport in Durango, Mexico. The aircraft was originally scheduled to fly between Durango and Mexico City. The Embraer ERJ-190s for AeroMexico are equipped to fly 99 passengers, with…

Boeing-Embraer Partnership Formally Announced at Farnborough

At the Farnborough Airshow yesterday, Boeing's Media Chalet unleashed a sudden rush of information seemingly all at once. First, Qatar Airways announced it was ordering new simulators. Minutes later, Qatar Airways GCEO Akbar Al-Baker announced five new 777 Freighters for its cargo fleet. And then, once the room was cleared,…

Embraer E190-E2 Gets Green Light From EASA, ANAC and FAA

After 56 months since the program was launched, Embraer received type certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). It is the…

Air Canada Announces Plans to Retire Embraer 190 Fleet

Air Canada has announced that it will retire its twenty-five Embraer 190 aircraft within the next 18 months. The airline made the announcement as it prepares to take delivery of its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft, which is slated to be delivered late 2019. The Embraer 190s are operated as Air…