JetBlue Airways, still smarting from its poor performance at Kennedy Airport after a Valentine's Day ice and snow storm, said Tuesday it will begin briefly sidelining its new 100-seat Embraer jets to fix software problems.
Todd Burke, a spokesman for JetBlue, said the software problems do not interfere with the safe operation of the Brazilian-built E-190s, short-to-medium-haul passenger jets.
JetBlue has 25 E-190s and others on order. Burke said the software fixes will be made beginning this week and continue into April.
No flight cancellations or delays are anticipated, Burke said. Replacement planes will be used while the E-190s are being repaired.
The software problems will be fixed at a JetBlue maintenance facility in Nashville, Tenn., when each E-190 comes in for routine maintenance work. JetBlue has contracted with ExpressJet Holdings for four 50-seat aircraft to replace the E-190s as they are fixed two at a time, Burke said.