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An Aeromexco E190 similar to the one involved in the incident (Photo: aeroprints.com [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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 AM2431 flying at near capacity with 97 passengers and 4 crew onboard. The scheduled one hour and twenty-minute flight would be interrupted early on as the aircraft would exit the…

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…

JetBlue Begins Fleet Review While Attempting to Lower Costs

New York-based JetBlue Airways will begin a fleet review, with a focus on the airline’s Embraer 190 fleet. The airline currently operates a fleet of 60 E190s with 24 more on order, which have been deferred until 2020. The task of the fleet review will be the job of new…

Embraer Rolls Out First E190-E2 Jet

On February 25th, 2016, Embraer officially rolled out their new E190-E2 aircraft, a significant milestone for the company as the airplane is the first of their second generation of E-Jets. Embraer held the special ceremony at their plant in São José dos Campos, Brazil. "The rollout held today marks the completion…