Embraer 190
This Brasilian airliner has a range of 2,200 miles (3,540 km) and seats around 90 passengers. First delivery was in 2005 and it sold very well since.

KLM Embraer 190
Above: a KLM Embraer 190 on Polderbaan at Amsterdam Schiphol airport in september 2009.

September 14th 2005 the first delivery on a Embraer 190 took place. JetBlue Airways, a low-price airline in the USA, was the launch customer. They ordered 100. 

In 2009 the Embraer is in use with: Air France, KLM, Finnair, ... In 2009 Air Canada mainline flies 45 Embraer 190. These have 9 Executive Class seats in a 1-2 configuration and 84 Economy Class seats in a 2-2 configuration. That's a total of 93 seats.

It looks like a small Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 with winglets. In a smaller version with around 70 seats it's the Embraer 170. But the E190/195 have a larger wing than the E-170/175.

The Embraer 190 builds on the success of the Embraer 135, 140 and  145  Regional Jets and the E-170/175.

Against the Embraer E190 the older Boeing 737-600 or Airbus A318 have no chance. The Embraer 190 sells so much better. Even Bombardier had to introduce the C-series, as their CRJ-900 no really stood a chance against the Embraer 170-175-190-195 offer. BAE systems had already abanonned the renewal of their Avro RJ-100 in 2001.

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