Kempa From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1530 times:
The Embraer new generation jets (170, 175, and 190) are not in service yet. As far as I know, 170 is in advanced certification tests, the 175 is in early certification tests, and the 190 has not flown yet.
JetBlue bought the EMB190. I read here a few weeks ago that Embraer was flying the 170 to some of JetBlue's bases so the employees could get a look at the new type of aircraft that they will be getting. I don't know if they were going to paint a 170 on JetBlue's colors for this, but if you saw "some" JetBlue planes at JFK, they were probably the Airbuses.
Pilottim747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1520 times:
The Embraer 190, the aircraft JetBlue has on order, hasn't even flown yet. It's first flight is scheduled for the beginning of 2004 with delivery to JetBlue in 2005. As I understand it, JetBlue didn't order any Embraer 170s (the aircraft you saw).