The latest version of the airliner, the ERJ-145 series, was the ERJ-140, sold in quantities of 74 copies. The aircraft is the direct descendant of the EMB-145 (ERJ-145) aircraft and occupies an intermediate place between it and the ERJ-135 aircraft. Structurally, the aircraft is 96% unified with the ERJ-135. However, there are some differences: a new bow (2.85 meters longer), reinforced landing gear from the ERJ-145ER modification.
Designed for 44 passengers, the ERJ-140 was considered a logical acquisition, for airlines and using it on the same routes as the ERJ-135, or as a machine suitable, if there is a mixed fleet of ERJ, for use with a regular frequency on the routes, with changing needs depending on the time of day. So, the ERJ-135 could fly in the early morning, and at rush hour, morning and evening, the route was provided by a larger ERJ-140.
The aircraft was first introduced on September 30, 1999, at the conference of the European Regional Airlines Association in Paris. This aircraft first took off on July 27, 2000, and had excellent prospects. American Eagle, at the end of 2000, placed a pre-order for 130 machines, but the ERJ-140 hit the market at the wrong time. After an air attack by terrorists on September 11, the market for such vehicles in the United States virtually disappeared.
The cost of the aircraft is estimated at 15.2 million dollars.
- ERJ-140 is the first production modification.
- ERJ-140ER modification with increased range, based on 135 modifications, designed for 37 passengers.
- ERJ-140LR modification with increased range (increased fuel tanks and improved engines).
- Modification ERJ-140
- Wingspan, m 20.04
- The length of the aircraft, m 28.45
- The height of the aircraft, m 6.75
- Wing Area, m2 51.18
- Weight kg empty aircraft 11740; maximum take-off 21100; fuel (LR) 5187
- Engine type 2 turbofan engine Allison Allison AE 3007A1 / 3
- Rod, kN 2 x 33.0
- Cruising speed, km / h 822
- Practical range, km 3020
- Practical ceiling, m 11280
- Crew 2
- The payload of 44 passengers or 5360 kg of commercial cargo.