A pleasure to travel on this aircraft today from London City Airport to Glasgow. What actually struck me was that the legroom if you sat in seats 2 C and D was phenomenal. They literally were missing a row of seats. This had another benefit, that the trolley that normally wrecked havoc as it went up the aisle with passengers coming down the aisle, could be parked in there, allowing folks to skip happily into the toilet. The two rules of flying that cannot be broken are that firstly one should carry every item from the household onto the plane and secondly that all passengers must visit the toilet at least once.
What however I did not know was that the aircraft series has been in production since 2002, and 908 have been delivered. They seat between 94 and 114 . My one today seated 98 according to British Airways.
There is however a little safety information to digest according to Wikipaedia.
- On 24 August 2010, Henan Airlines Flight 8387, an Embraer E-190 that departed from Harbin, People’s Republic of China, crash landed about 1 km short of the runway at Yichun Lindu Airport, resulting in 42 deaths.
- 16 September 2011: TAME Flight 148 from Loja, Embraer E-190 with registration HC-CEZ, with 97 passengers and 6 crew on board, slipped off the runway at approximately 19:15 ECT (00:15 UTC) atMariscal Sucre International Airport.
- 27 February 2012: Shuttle America Flight 5124 from Atlanta, Embraer E-170, with 67 passengers and 4 crew on board, made an emergency landing at Newark Airport after developing nose-gear trouble in the air, authorities said.
- 29 June 2012: Tianjin Airlines Flight 7554 from Hotan Airport to Ürümqi Diwopu International Airport, an Embraer E-190, passengers and crew members thwarted an attempt to hijack a plane in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang.