Today In Aviation History – First Flight – Embraer E-Jet

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February 19, 2002.  First flight of the Embraer E-Jet E-170.  The aircraft is available in 4 configurations – E-170, E-175, E-190, E-195  with the difference being the number of passengers.

The Embraer E-Jet family is a series of narrow-body medium-range twin-engine jet airliners produced by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer. Launched at the Paris Air Show in 1999, and entering production in 2002, the aircraft series has been a commercial success.

Above is an Air Canada E-175 on final to R24R at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)