Kempa From Brazil, joined Aug 2003, 372 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1339 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 United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1329 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).
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