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American Eagle EMB Vs CRJ Regional Jets  
User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 418 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4248 times:

Does anyone know why American Eagle taking delivery of Bombardier jets when they already have ordered over 130 EMBRAER ERJ 135LRs,140LRs,145MRs,and ERJ145LRs? You would think that since they have so many of one type, they would want to maintain fleet commonality. Seems like a waste of $$$ on aircraft and training. Confused

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User currently offlineAv8trxx From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 657 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4180 times:

I was told by someone in the training dept it had to do with being able to get the amount of jets they wanted within the time they needed them. Embraer couldn't do it. Money was also a factor.

Here's an article about it:

User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4160 times:

I was told awhile ago that American Eagle learned from the fatal accident involving the ATR 72 a few years ago.

Following the grounding of the type and the subsequent restrictions from operating in known icing conditions, the SAAB 340 fleet picked up the slack and kept revenue flowing in.

They recognized that having a diverse fleet can help when one model is subject to any flight restriction.

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