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Embraer 170 (BA CityFlyer)

Embraer 170.

BA CityFlyer, British Airways' wholly owned subsidiary, operates the Embraer 170 aircraft from London City airport to UK domestic and European routes.

The Embraer 170 is a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company. BA CityFlyer operates the aircraft from London City airport to UK and European destinations.

The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings. The wings of the Embraer 170 are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Despite being a regional aircraft, the Embraer 170 provides ample space in the passenger cabin, with easy access to the overhead lockers.

Passenger benefits include:

  • No middle seats (window or aisle)
  • 15-30% less CO2 emissions than previous generation (RJ100)

Find out more about travel classes

Photo gallery

  • Embraer 170 in flight over fields.
  • Embraer 170 in flight on sunrise.
  • Embraer 170 in flight.

Technical information

Embraer 170
Number in fleet 6
Passenger capacity 76 (1 or 2 class)
Length 29.9m (98 feet 1 inch)
Wingspan 26.0m (85 feet 4 inches)
Height 9.67m (32 feet 4 inches)
Engines 2× General Electric CF34-8E turbofans
Maximum speed 890km/h (481 knots, Mach 0.82)
Range 3,334km (2,072 miles)

Seating plans

These are the different seating layouts for the Embraer 170:

Did you know?

  • The Embraer 170’s powerful engines allow the plane to climb from 0 to 30,000 feet in just 17 minutes.
  • It is predicted that by the end of 2016, more than 1,100 Embraer jets will be delivered worldwide.