in Aerospace

Eastern Airways adding Embraer 170s and 190s to its fleet

Posted 13 January 2020 · Add Comment

Eastern Airways is re-entering the e-Jet market during January with the initial return of the Embraer 170 aircraft type to its fleet and 190s later this year.


Courtesy Eastern Airways


The UK regional airline is seeing significant growth in the ad-hoc charter market for 70-100 seat jets and the first of the 170 aircraft will be delivered later this month.

The Embraer 170-100 LR jet has a range of over 1,800 miles and is powered by two General Electric CF34-8E 5A1 jet engines with a maximum cruise speed of 553mph. It brings routes such as Norwich – Aberdeen within an hour’s flight time and most European destinations, including the Mediterranean, to a little over two hours.  

As part of the expanding e-Jet fleet, the regional operator will also add three of the larger Embraer 190 during the year, a type already commonly operated by both UK and European airlines. This will offer expanded larger capacity scheduled and charter opportunities to fit the airline’s growth plans, complementing the Embraer 170.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ General Manager Commercial and Operations, said: “We are pleased to see the return of the e-Jets to our fleet giving us an entry into new ad-hoc charter and ACMI markets, alongside an option to evolve our scheduled service network, especially as we expand this fleet through the year.”

Both the Embraer 170 and 190 have the ability of offering steep approaches to restricted airports, good short-field performance and long-range operations making them one of the most flexible aircraft in the up to 100-seat market.

Yorkshire and Humber based Eastern Airways was formed in 1997. As well as operating scheduled flights, the airline also specialises in providing customer-focused charter services for the energy industry, corporate and sports contracts and ad-hoc charters.


 

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Wizz Air and Doncaster Sheffield Airport sign future growth deal

As the UK aviation sector recovers from the devastating impact of the pandemic, Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and Wizz Air, have strengthened plans for future growth with the signing of a new deal.

SSTL secures ESA InCubed funding to improve data throughput for small EO satellites

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has secured European Space Agency InCubed programme financial and technical support to demonstrate a high throughput, flexible and intelligent payload downlink chain for small Earth

Babcock showcasing innovative tech solutions at AWE 21

Babcock is showcasing the innovative technological solutions needed for an ever changing digital landscape to help drive collective training transformation and improve outcomes at one of the biggest defence events of the year – the

UK and NASA join forces on new mission to study ‘magnetic bubble’ around Sun

The UK Space Agency and NASA have agreed to work together on a mission to observe and map the heliosphere - the area of space surrounding the Sun filled with charged particles known as the solar wind.

Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC appointed new Chief of the Defence Staff

Her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of Admiral Sir Tony Radakin KCB ADC to take over from General Sir Nicholas Carter GCB CBE DSO ADC Gen as the next Chief of the Defence Staff.

EasyJet launches competition for kids to design zero-emission passenger plane

EasyJet - which became the world’s first major airline to offset the carbon emissions from the fuel used for all its flights in 2019 - is now launching a competition to challenge the brightest young minds to design their vision for future

ODU UK SK0902311221
See us at
AdvancedEngin BT2809041121RAF Museum BT