landing of an Embraer 195 in Austria
the first time an Embraer RJ (ERJ) 195 touched down at an Austrian
airport on saturday, 16th December 2006. The English low cost
airline flyB employs the new aircraft on its weekly flights from
Salzburg to Birmingham and Exeter.
Some interested aviation enthusiasts welcomed the brand new
aircraft on the visitors terrace of Salzburg Airport.
||The flight was
operated by the only a few weeks old aircraft, wearing the
registration G-FBEB. FlyBE is the first airline in Europe, to
integrate this aircraft into its fleet. Alltogether 14 units of
the ERJ195 are ordered and flyBE holds options for further
aircrafts. The ERJ 195 substitutes the BAe 146 in the flyBE fleet.
The ERJ 195 is 38,65 meters long, 10,55 meters high and has a span
of 28,72 meters. With a maximum take off weight is 50,7 metric
tons it has an range of 3889 kilometers. The aircarft is powered
by two General Electric CF34-10E6 engines. FlyBE seats 118
passengers in its ERJ 195.
had the chance to visit the aircarft at its first landing. The
manufacturing is of good quality. The cockpit is fitted with 5 big
screens and it makes a good working environment. During a short
chat with the pilot, he mentioned that the aircraft is very smooth
to fly. The ERJ 195 is faster and more economical than its
predecessors. In comparison to the BAe 146-200 it consumes 30%
less fuel and can carry 20% more passengers.
||With a cabin height
of 2 meters, also big travellers can stand in the aisle. A further
big advantage are the big windows. Also the toilet facilities are
fitted out comfortably.
The cabin is fitted out with a single class layout
which accommodates up to 118 passengers in comfortable leather
|The ERJ195 is
scheduled to come to Salzburg every saturday twice until 07th
April 2007. Who wants to try the new aircarft can do this on the
flyBE services from Salzburg to Birmingham and Exeter. Fares start
at 50€ per person oneway and can be booked at www.flybe.com