Cazito From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2487 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.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
The Brasilia website is at
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???)
Mech@lax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2456 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.