Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Alitalia Takes Delivery Of First Embraer 170  
User currently offlineVector From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 214 posts, RR: 8
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5802 times:

from Embraer website...

Embraer today announced that Alitalia has taken delivery of its first EMBRAER 170 in a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s main facilities in São José dos Campos. The Italian airline placed an order for six EMBRAER 170 jets and holds options for another six. Alitalia plans to put the 70-seat airliner into service by mid-April through its regional company Alitalia Express, which flies all over Europe.
“We are pleased with our first delivery of the EMBRAER 170 in the prestigious and renowned colors of Alitalia,” said Maurício Botelho, President and CEO for Embraer. “The EMBRAER 170 is a new generation aircraft design incorporating sophisticated technologies which, with its unparalleled combination of comfort, performance and economy, will translate into tangible benefits for operators and passengers.”

Currently, the Alitalia Group has revenues of about 5,000 million euros and carries 22 million passengers a year. With a fleet of around 180 aircraft, it employs more than 18,000 people in Italy and abroad. In 2001, Alitalia joined the international alliance SkyTeam, which operates more than 8,000 flights a day to 512 destinations in 114 countries. Alitalia first ordered aircraft from Embraer in 1999 and now operates 14 ERJ 145s.

The EMBRAER 170 will give Alitalia flexibility to meet the changing environment of the European market. First in a four-member family of aircraft specifically designed for the 70- to 110-seat market, the jet provides unparalleled cabin comfort for passengers and optimum operating economics, performance, and reliability for carriers. The EMBRAER 170 has recently gained type certification from authorities in Brazil, the U.S. and Europe, paving the way for deliveries to start in key markets of the world.

6 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlinePaxromana From Italy, joined Mar 2004, 36 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5671 times:

Glad to hear it. Is it possible to know when in FCO.

User currently offlineDeltaMD11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 1709 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5616 times:

Wow, they're getting the -170's out there pretty quickly! Within the past week, 2 have been delivered to US, 1 to LOT and 1 to AZ and I think that US is slated to receive another one here next week if I'm not mistaken.

Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 5433 times:

Your right DLMD11...the certification came through and the flood gates opened. They must have been dying to get these birds off the parking lot since I know with the US planes they were build quite a while ago. Wern't they ready in colors almost 6 weeks?


"Some pilots avoid storm cells and some play connect the dots!"
User currently offlineRj777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2054 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

Man, these things are sprouting like weeds! Can't wait for a pic!

User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1060 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5272 times:

It's good to see the 170s finally being delivered, can't wait to see them flying around. It's good looking jet for sure. Does anyone has any idea when the 190s will be entering service?

cheers, Ralph

Fly Douglas Jets DC-8 / DC-9 / DC-10 / MD80 / MD11 / MD90 / 717
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5204 times:

I'd love to see an AZ 170, especially with it's livery and the winglets! Just too cool! Whoo hooooo!  Big thumbs up

Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
AeroMexico Takes Delivery Of First 772ER! posted Thu Mar 23 2006 22:21:08 by Atnight
Kitty Hawk Takes Delivery Of First 737-300SF Pics! posted Thu May 5 2005 01:58:35 by AndrewUber
CSA Takes Delivery Of First A320 Aircraft posted Fri Feb 25 2005 18:08:30 by American 767
AS Takes Delivery Of First B-737-800 W/winglets posted Thu Feb 3 2005 19:13:19 by EA CO AS
Air Hong Kong Takes Delivery Of First A300F posted Sun Sep 12 2004 07:08:32 by RobK
Singapore Airlines Takes Delivery Of First A345 posted Fri Jan 2 2004 12:17:29 by Singapore_Air
China Eastern Takes Delivery Of First A346 posted Wed Jul 30 2003 12:09:03 by Carnoc
DCA Takes Delivery Of First DC-9-32 posted Fri Jul 19 2002 17:47:39 by A388
RAM Takes Delivery Of First 767-300ER posted Thu Jan 31 2002 04:05:20 by Lindy field
SAS Takes Delivery Of First A321 Today At CPH posted Mon Nov 12 2001 15:18:40 by TR