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Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia Still In Production?  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2314 times:

Are they still in production for airlines? Last time I went to Embraer's site they didn't even mention it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Somebody has to know!


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
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Have you checked their website?

http://www.embraer.com

It is not shown in their product line, so I would guess they have stopped production. I could be wrong though.

Sammy


User currently offlineILUV767 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3141 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

I think that they stoped it a few months ago, but I'm not sure. I know that the newest ones that SkyWest has are 3 years old.

User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Yes I checked there website, they don't even mention the EMB-120 which is strange. Why would they stop production? Its a wonderful aircraft. Anyone know?


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineCazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

In 1998 14 Brasilias were produced, this number decreased to only 7 last year. I don't know about this year's numbers but I guess they will produce it as long as any arline is interested in buying it. Recently they sold 10 cargo conversion kits to an American company.

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

The Brasilia website is at

http://www.embraer.com/ing/av120a.htm


And about the production, Great Lakes also took delivery of some models in 1995, and FYI-- SkyWest (OO) has SOME planes that are 3 years old.... they are LAX based.... SOME of SkyWest's Brasilias are also about 11 years old now.. just depends what the tail #s are... I know they bought anything that would fly when United awarded them the contract.... you'll find some of the aging Brasilias out of the Seattle and Portland "mini hubs" or FOCUS (focii? hrm.. maybe I should check the Airbii / Airbux thread?) Cities for you TWA peeps.

Embraer has stated they will maintain the tooling for the Brasilia for a few more years until it is deemed unprofitable to do so.... hopefully there will be a few more orders coming in for the PW118A Embraer Brasilia... even though I'd rather see a PW123 in there (we can dream, can't we???)

Nate


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

Thanks for all the info.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineMech@lax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

I don't know if embraer is still producing the EMB 120, but I did read some where don't remember where though, that skywest airlines brought the last 15 or so that were maufactured and they took delivery of the last one about a year ago.
I think they had more on order but cancelled them.
I think it is flying around as N586SW not postive about tail # though.

maybe skywest employees in tech ops know.

OUT!


User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2193 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

I read a couple of years back that Embraer was cutting back production and staff on the EMB-120 to conentrate on the ERJ-135. Makes perfect sense, since the RJs are selling like hotcakes.

Actually, this begs the question... are there any 30-seat turboprops in production anywhere?


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 10, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

Yes the Dash 7-300 and the Dornier 328.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 11, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Excuse me I meant the Dash 8-300.
 



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

BA.. heh..

The Dash 8 - Q300, YES Q300, is a 50 seater, not a 30 seater.. the Dash 8 Q200 is still in production, as well as a Q100 if they want it.

Embraer will only produce additional Brasilias if the order is large enough and significant w/ upfront financing...

Nate


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