Avia_Arg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 901 times:
I posted this earlier replying to "Look at this BA beatuy" but nobody has answered my question Twice, I 've seen people refer to the ERJ as the Jungel jet? Why? Where does this come from? This is new to me. Since when? Or was this started by the forum?
Jet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 817 times:
The ERJ-145 is referred to as the "Jungle Jet" by it's flight crews in the UK because it's from Brazil. People associate Brazil with the rainforests - that's how the ERJ-145 earned the nickname "Jungle Jet"
Exnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 809 times:
They've been calling it the Jungle Jet almost from the start at Continental Express. It's also been called the Barbie Jet, Taco Jet, and Turbo Taco. (Taco is the COEX nickname for the Brasilia) Jungle Jet is the one that stuck.