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Embraer EMB145 family

Like Canadair the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer saw a market for a regional jet with about fifty seats. While Canadair used the Challenger business jet as basis, Embraer based its regional jet on the EMB120 Brasilia commuter aircraft. This is still very visible in the nose, fuselage diameter (narrower than of the Canadair Regional Jet) and tail. The fuselage is however longer and has two jet engines with a single exhaust attached to the rear. Of course the straight wings are replaced by swept wings. Typical recognition point is the exhaust pipe of the auxiliary power unit (APU) in the tail cone.

The nose of the EMB145 family is nearly the same as of the EMB120 Brasilia, except for the larger nose gear doors.

The exhaust pipe of the APU is quite typical for the EMB135/EMB145. Also note the single exhaust engine nacelles and EMB120-like tail.

Different versions

To differentiate between the subtypes you have to look at

  • the length of the fuselage
  • the number of cabin windows
  • the presence of the winglets
  • the presence of ventral fins

Details will be added later.

Confusion possible with

Canadair Regional Jet 100/200

CRJ100 200

The biggest competitor of the EMB145 series is the Canadair Regional Jet, in particular the Series 100 and 200. The biggest external differences are the cockpit windows, the blunt tail cone without pipe, engines with separate fan exhaust and the dorsal fin.

Bombardier Global series

Global Express 9 ramen

Based on the tail cone with APU exhaust and engine nacelles without a separate fan exhaust you might mistake the Global series for an Embraer 145. However the cockpit windows are different and the Globals have winglets as standard.