The Embraer 175/195 range of airliners is an entirely new family of aircraft, with state-of-the-art avionics, fly-by-wire technology, superior cabin comfort and extraordinary and uncompromising performance.
Developed by multi-award winning software house feelThere, these superbly rendered aircraft feature photo-realistic glass cockpits and almost every sub-system and sequence on this aircraft is fully simulated, including head-up displays (HUD), weather radar, TCAS II and many more.
These aircraft compete with the Bombardier CRJ-1000 and CS100, the Boeing 717-200 and 737-600, and the Airbus A318. It can carry up to 100 passengers in a two-class configuration or up to 124 in single-class high density configuration. The first flight of the E190 was on March 12, 2004 (PP-XMA), with the first flight of the E195 (PP-XMJ) on December 7 of the same year. The launch customer of the E190 was New York-based low-cost carrier JetBlue with 100 orders options in 2003 and took its first delivery in 2005.British low-cost carrier Flybe launched the E195 operations on 22 September 2006. With 14 orders and 12 options airline was the first operator of this type of aircraft.
As the 190/195 models are of mainline aircraft size, many airlines operate them as such, fitting them with a business class section and operating them themselves, instead of having them flown by a regional airline partner. For example, Air Canada operates 45 E190 aircraft fitted with 9 business-class and 88 economy-class seats as part of its primary fleet. JetBlue and American Airlines also operate the E190 as part of their own fleet thus allowing airlines increased crewing flexibility by having the ability of cabin crews to work aboard narrow-body or widebody aircraft.