No. 8804. Embraer ERJ-145XR (N16183 c/n 14500914) Continental Express
Photographed at Quebec, Quebec, Canada, October 31, 2008, by Jacques Trempe

Embraer ERJ-145XR

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.

Created April 30, 2009