The Embraer E-170 series, comprizing of the E-170 and E-175, is of low wing design with podded engines below the wings. In order to improve overall efficiency the wings are fitted with winglets, which reduce the drag of the tip vortex and provide increased lift. The double bubble fuselage provides more volume in the passenger cabine, with more room at passenger feet and shoulder levels and easier access to the overhead baggage bins.
The aircraft has a highly modern, all-digital flight deck. The modular-architecture avionics suite includes a Honeywell Primus Epic Electronic Flight and Information System (EFIS) with five liquid crystal colour (LCD) displays. Furthermore, the aircraft is controlled through fly-by-wire technology with the exception of the ailerons.
|The E-170 family is powered by two underwing-mounted CF34-8E turbofan engines, rated at 62.28kN. The engines are controlled by a Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC), a fully redundant, computerised management system, which optimises performance at each flight stage and reduces overall fuel consumption and maintenance costs.
The aircraft is capable of carrying 9,470 kg of fuel and is fitted with a Parker Hannifin fuel system. The E-170 Long-Range (LR) variant is fitted with additional fuel tanks installed in the baggage compartment.
The E-170 is capable of flying distances of up to 3,889 km with a full passenger seating at typical cruise speeds. Due to its high-performance, high-efficiency engines the aircraft meets and exceeds current noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
Furthermore forward and aft doors on both sides of the fuselage allow rapid boarding and deplaning with simultaneous servicing. The aircraft has ten-minute singe-point refuelling points and the under-wing engines can be serviced from the ground without any stands or stairs.