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JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:32 am

I flew out of JFK last night and noticed some of JetBlue's Embraers on the ramp (couldn't tell if they were 175s or 190s). Are these in service yet?
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RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:37 am

I saw them too. They were parked next to an Air France A380.

No, they aren't in service yet.
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RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:39 am

I thought this aircraft was still in the certification process. jetBlue is the launch customer for the EMB-190, and is not scheduled to begin taking deliveries until 2005.

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RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:41 am

The Embraer new generation jets (170, 175, and 190) are not in service yet. As far as I know, 170 is in advanced certification tests, the 175 is in early certification tests, and the 190 has not flown yet.

JetBlue bought the EMB190. I read here a few weeks ago that Embraer was flying the 170 to some of JetBlue's bases so the employees could get a look at the new type of aircraft that they will be getting. I don't know if they were going to paint a 170 on JetBlue's colors for this, but if you saw "some" JetBlue planes at JFK, they were probably the Airbuses.
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RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:42 am

The Embraer 190, the aircraft JetBlue has on order, hasn't even flown yet. It's first flight is scheduled for the beginning of 2004 with delivery to JetBlue in 2005. As I understand it, JetBlue didn't order any Embraer 170s (the aircraft you saw).

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RE: JetBlue's Embraers?

Tue Sep 16, 2003 2:41 am

Only JetBlue aircraft at JFK would be the buses. If you saw an EMB at T5, it was the 170 in "house" livery which was presented to JetBlue for a look-see.


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