Delta and Shuttle America Jets Involved in Near Miss Over New York

A Delta Airlines 747 and a Shuttle America Embraer 170 jet were involved in a near miss over the skies near JFK and LaGuardia airports last week, according to reports and an investigation by the FAA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says the two jets were “turning away from each other at the point where […]

FAA Issues Airworthiness Directive for Certain Embraer ERJ 170 and 190 Jets, Fire Extinguisher

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for certain Embraer ERJ 170 and 190 planes to fix a fire extinguisher issue: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Embraer S.A. Model ERJ 170 and ERJ 190 airplanes. This AD was prompted by a report that high rate discharge (HRD) […]

US Airways Jet Returns to Indianapolis with Nose Gear Trouble

A US Airways regional jet returned to Indianapolis Airport early Wednesday morning when the plane developed a problem with its nose gear. The US Airways Embraer 170 jet landed safely shortly after takeoff at 7:40 AM and there were no reported injuries. The flight was bound for Philadelphia. Passengers are going to be put an a […]

Azerbaijan Airlines Buys Four Embraer E190 Jets, Two 170s

Embraer has signed a firm order of four EMBRAER 190s jets with Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL), the national carrier of Azerbaijan. Deliveries are planned to start in the third quarter of 2013. The total value of the deal is USD 180.8 million, at list price, which will be included in Embraer’s fourth quarter of 2012 backlog. […]

Delta Airlines Regional Jet Returns to Charleston Due to Bird Strike

Delta Shuttle America Embraer 170

A Delta Airlines Regional flight heading to New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) had to return to Charleston due to a bird strike on Tuesday. Delta Flight 5972, operating as Shuttle America, took off from Charleston at 2:30 PM with 63 passengers aboard when a flock of birds hit the right-hand […]

JAL Agrees to Purchase Embraer 170

JAL Embraer 170

Japan Airlines (JAL) has agreed to buy another Embraer 170 regional jet to add to the 10 already purchased. ‘As with the previous aircraft, this Embraer 170, powered by GE CF34-8E engines, will be configured for 76 passengers in a single-class cabin layout. The aircraft will be operated by J-Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of […]