Embraer 145 becomes part of BAE's UK fleet

While the Brazilian Navy is very familiar with its BAE Systems produced Ocean Patrol Vessels, BAE Systems' UK employees are getting used to a new Brazilian arrival - an Embraer 145 regional jet.

It has just been leased by the company to replace a BAe 146 aircraft, which had been in service since 2003. The aircraft transports employees on the 200 mile journey between the company’s Head Office in Farnborough, South East England, and Warton in North West England, where its Military Aircraft and Information business is located.

“Employees are already impressed with the new Embraer 145,” says Llyr Jones, Vice President for Latin America and Canada at BAE Systems. “The Embraer 145 is smaller and faster than the previous BAe 146. I have flown on the new aircraft myself and it is easy to see why it’s proving popular.”

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The 49 seat Embraer 145 aircraft makes the twice-daily return trip from Warton to Farnborough four times a week, Monday to Thursday, with a flight time of 40 minutes each way. The introduction of the smaller aircraft has enabled BAE Systems to tailor the service to support the demands of the business whilst achieving reduced operating costs.

The Embraer 145 was selected by BAE Systems after a thorough selection process and advice from BMI Regional, which operates 14 Embraer 145 aircraft in its UK fleet.

Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Oct 7, 2013