A Flybmi Embraer ERJ 135-ER taxiing to the terminal. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Justin Sinanan)

Withdrawn and Repurposed: Where to Find Remaining Commercial ERJ-135 Operators

Although the 50-seat jet market is often criticized for small aircraft, uncomfortable rides and some obnoxiously long routes, these aircraft variants have sold quite well. One of the best selling 50-seat aircraft, the Embraer ERJ-145, has seen over 1,000 units built. However, the smallest version of this aircraft, the Embraer ERJ-135, has become increasingly rare in commercial aviation. Being over 10 feet shorter than the ERJ-145, the ERJ-135 was built with the sole purpose of being used for airlines who…