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Name ERJ 170-100
Manufacturer EMBRAER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail Regular tail (Dihedral)
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Underwing mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 4

Manufacturered as:



EMBRAER ERJ 170-100 EMBRAER ERJ 170-100 3D


In 1999 Embraer announced the production of the Embraer E170. The aircraft had its maiden flight in February 2002 and has been in service since March 2004. LOT polish airlines were the Launch customer for the E170. After a positive response from the airline community to the E-170, Embraer launched the E-175 with two versions: short wing and long wing. First flight of the stretched E-175 was on June 2003. Certification for the 170 took nearly 2 years after the public debut; delivery of the first E170 aircraft to the launch customer LOT Polish Airlines was in March 2004. The first E-175 was delivered to Air Canada and entered service in July 2005.

Technical Data

Wing span 26.00 m85.302 ft
Length 29.90 m98.097 ft
Height 9.85 m32.316 ft
Powerplant 2 x GE CF34-8E turbofans, 62.3 kN thrust each.
Engine model General Electric CF34

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 138 kts IAS 190 kts IAS 300 kts IAS 300 kts MACH 0.75 TAS 460 kts MACH 1 IAS 300 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 124 kts
Distance 1644 m ROC 3400 ft/min ROC 2800 ft/min ROC 2200 ft/min ROC 1600 ft/min MACH 0.78 ROD 2300 ft/min ROD 2600 ft/min MCS 210 kts Distance 1151 m
MTOW 3615036,150 kg
36.15 tonnes
Ceiling FL410 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 21002,100 nm
3,889,200 m
3,889.2 km
12,759,842.529 ft

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E170

  • E170 / F900, en-route, east of Varna Bulgaria, 2015 (On 30 June 2015 the crew of an en route Embraer 170 failed to notice that their transponder had reverted to Standby and the ATC response, which involved cross border coordination, was so slow that the aircraft was not informed of the loss of its transponder signal for over 30 minutes by which time it had already passed within 0.9nm of an unseen Dassault Falcon 900 at the same level. The Investigation found that the Embraer crew had failed to follow appropriate procedures and that the subsequent collision risk had been significantly worsened by a muddled and inappropriate ATC response.)
  • E170, Cleveland OH USA, 2007 (On 18 February 2007, while landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, USA, an Embraer ERJ170 overran the snow contaminated runway. The crew failed to execute a go-around at the minimum decision altitude (MDA) of the localizer approach when adequate visual reference was not available.)
  • E170, Frankfurt Germany, 2005 (On 1 March 2005, an Embraer ERJ 170 inbound to Frankfurt was intentionally flown below the ILS Glideslope in good night visibility by the First Officer after disconnection of the Autopilot at approximately 340 feet agl in order to achieve an early turn off after touchdown as a means to catch up some of the delay to the flight. The result was impact with the approach lighting and touchdown before the beginning of the runway. Significant damage to the aircraft was found once it had reached the designated parking gate.)
  • E170, Nuremberg Germany, 2013 (On 13 March 2013, smoke and fumes were immediately evident when the cable of an external GPU was connected to an ERJ170 aircraft on arrival after flight with passengers still on board. A precautionary rapid disembarkation was conducted. The Investigation found that a short circuit had caused extensive heat damage to the internal part of the aircraft GPU receptacle and minor damage to the surrounding structure and that the short circuit had occurred due to metallic FOD lodged within the external connecting box of aircraft GPU receptacle.)
  • E170, en-route, Ishioka Japan, 2014 (On 29 April 2014, an Embraer E170 being operated in accordance with ATC instructions in smooth air conditions suddenly encountered an unexpected short period of severe turbulence which led both members of the cabin crew to fall and sustain injury, one a serious injury. The Investigation concluded that the turbulence encountered, which had occurred soon after the aircraft began descent from FL110, was due to an encounter with the descending wake vortex of a preceding Airbus A340 which had been approximately 10 nm and 2 minutes ahead on the same track and had remained level at FL 110.)
  • E170/E120, San Francisco CA, USA 2007 (On 26 May 2007, a Republic Airlines Embraer 170 taking off from runway 01L at San Francisco nearly collided with an aircraft which had just landed on intersecting runway 28R and come to a stop at the intersection. Both aircraft were operating in accordance with instructions to take off and land respectively issued by the same TWR controller. After an AMASS conflict alert issued 15 seconds in advance of the subsequent conflict, the controller involved instructed the aircraft on landing roll to ‘hold’,)