04/30/2009. A staggering 275 Embraer twin-jets have been operated by ExpressJet, about 23 as executive jets, the balance by its airline Continental Express. The fleet consisted of 245 EMB-145 of which 41 basic EMB-145s,
2 EMB-145ERs, 98 EMB-145LRs, 104 EMB-145XRs, and another 30 of the shorter EMB-135 of which 12 EMB-135ERs and 18 EMB-135LRs.
Although still produced as the EMB-135 and EMB-145, for marketing reasons the aircraft have also been given the designation ERJ-135 and ERJ-145, ERJ stands for Embraer Regional Jet.
One of the first, an EMB-145XR with registration N14931 (c/n 145013) that was delivered on April 30, 1997, crashed during take-off on a training flight at Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas, on February 11, 1998. The aircraft was written off, there were no casualties.
The pictured aircraft was produced in 2005 and delivered to ExpressJet on May 18.