Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19022 posts, RR: 53 Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11104 times:
Quoting Mir (Reply 1): Have the E-Jets been certified for LCY?
Richard Gooding, CEO London City Airport, said: "The airport's management is now work with Embraer to get...types certified for use at LCY. Most of the testing on the...E170...is now complete..."just the paperwork now needs to be finalised.""
The E90 was due to make its first visit to LCY to start its certification process on 1st November.
Source: AW 12/08.
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Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
Have the E-Jets been certified for LCY?
I don't know but if BA Cityflyer have ordered them I would imagine so
From Embraer's press release:
Quote: The EMBRAER 170 obtained steep approach certification to operate at London City Airport
in June 2007. This approach uses a software solution developed within the existing fly-by-
wire system, which means improved flight quality and control and reduced pilot workload,
with less weight and maintenance cost. The EMBRAER 190SR is currently undergoing a
series of engineering evaluation tests with a view to receiving its steep approach certification
by the end of 2009.
Quote: The Brazilian manufacturer had scheduled a range of E-190 flight trials at the airport for 1 November. These tests were to include take-offs, landings and manoeuvring
Quote: A spokeswoman for the London City Airport confirms that the trials have not yet taken place. "Paperwork with the UK authorities needs to be completed," she says, noting that tests are expected to begin early next year.
Quote: The E-190's sister aircraft, the E-170, secured London City Airport steep approach certification in the summer of 2007.
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Hypersonic From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9083 times:
Just out of interest,..
Prior to making the decision to go with Embraer, Would BA have even bothered to look at the Sukhoi Superjet, given that Sukhoi are going to great lengths to try & make their new plane a 'Western Friendly' Jet.
Or, would the same old thinly veiled political reasons block any chance of buying an Russian Jet, especially given the 'frosty' current relations between Moscow & London?
I think it's pretty much a unanimous opinion of A Netters on here, that we all love the new little Sukhoi & wish it all the best.
And we're even started to see some Western European Airlines thinking like this as well.
PurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 323 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8085 times:
Quoting Hypersonic (Reply 19): Prior to making the decision to go with Embraer, Would BA have even bothered to look at the Sukhoi Superjet, given that Sukhoi are going to great lengths to try & make their new plane a 'Western Friendly' Jet.
Maybe - but when when will the Superjet be cleared for LCY?
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