Embraer RJ145 Guide
The Embraer RJ145 is a regional jet which is produced in Brazil, by Embraer, a local company. Part of the 145 family of jets you will find models like the ERJ 135, which can take 37 passengers, the ERJ 140, which can take 44 passengers, and the ERJ 145, the biggest one, which can take 50 passengers onboard. There are a few other models in this family of jets, including a business model and a military aircraft called R-99.
The RJ-145 is an airplane that is powered by turbofan engines, two of them. The main competitor of this jet is the CRJ model from Bombardier, which has the same target, the regional movement of small numbers of passengers.
Embraer’s RJ145 first flight took pace in 1995, on August 11th. The first model of this series of jets was sold and delivered to ExpressJet Airlines, in 1996, at the end of the year. This operator is also the biggest owner of ERJ 145’s. They own 270 of these airplanes in service. The total number of airplanes of this type that are in service is 1000. American Eagle is another large owner of this type of plane, with 206 models.
According to the estimates floating around, there is a $2.5 million cost per year for the ownership of an ERJ 145.
Versions of the RJ 145 from Embraer
- 145STD – this is the original model, with a capacity for 50 passengers
- 145EU – this is the model designed for the market from Europe, which has an 19990 kg MTOW, which is increased.
- 145ER – the range on this model is increased, but otherwise it’s the same as the 145STD.
- 145EP – the MTOW on this model is 20990 kg, though the fuel capacity is the same.
- 145LR – LR for this model stands for Long Range, so it has a bigger capacity for fuel and better engines.
- 145LU – the MTOW is increased to 21990 kg, while the capacity of fuel is the same.
- 145MK – this model has an MZFW of 17700 kg, with the MTOW, landing weight and fuel capacity remaining the same.
- 145XR – the range on this model is considerably increased, thanks to a number of improvements and increased fuel capacity.