AApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1562 times:
I recently read a news article that stated Jet Blue was having introduction problems with their new Embraers. Many issues were mentioned including: delivery delays, new type integration in to the fleet, and mechanical. Of these issues, I was wondering what type of mechanical issues has Jet Blue been facing with these aircraft? Any further info would be appreciated.
Fokker70NG From Netherlands, joined Nov 2005, 234 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1493 times:
Apparently the computer systems are not yet very stable, and planes must be 'restarted' (sort of Ctrl-Alt-Delete I've heard ) too often, which causes delays.
Of course they will find a workaround eventually, this sort of teething problems are quite common with the introduction of new types.
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MiCorazonAzul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
Quoting Fokker70NG (Reply 2): and planes must be 'restarted' (sort of Ctrl-Alt-Delete I've heard ) too often, which causes delays.
The actual restart doesn't take much time. The whole entire plane is shut down (lights and everything). So, as soon as the plane comes in and is cleaned...they restart it.
The major delays have been caused by minor glitches. The other day we had a delay inbound due to a brake warning light. So, the planes are fine but each time these small things come up, they cause delays. At my station, we have the contracted maintenance company meet the A/C and do a full inspection before departure.
More than anything, I'd say the delays are being caused by jetBlue being very careful when something minor comes up. Making sure that the slightest detail doesn't go unchecked before a departure...which of course is a good thing!
Overall, the E190 is a FANTASTIC a/c. After being on it, I can personally say that I enjoyed it....gives you that private business jet feeling without the cost!