Embraer delivers first of BA CityFlyer’s 170 jets
BA CityFlyer, a subsidiary of flag carrier British Airways (BA), has taken delivery of the first of its six 76-seat Embraer 170 jets which will be based at London City Airport.
“This first delivery to British Airways is a remarkable milestone that makes us particularly proud, since it’s the last of the four largest European airlines to operate the E-Jets,” said Mauro Kern, Embraer executive vice president.
“We are absolutely delighted to see our E-Jets flying in the colours of such an internationally renowned, world class airline, operating out of the UK’s premier business airport,” he added.
The 170 obtained steep approach certification to operate at City Airport in June 2007.
The steep approach uses a software solution developed within the existing fly-by-wire system, which means improved flight quality and control, as well as reduced pilot workload, less weight, and lower maintenance costs.