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Embraer delivers first of BA CityFlyer's 170 jets

BA CityFlyer, a subsidiary of flag carrier British Airways (BA), has taken delivery of the first of its six 76-seat Embraer 170 jets which will be based at London City Airport.<br /><br />&ldquo;This first delivery to British Airways is a remarkable milestone that makes us particularly proud, since it&rsquo;s the last of the four largest European airlines to operate the E-Jets,&rdquo; said Mauro Kern, Embraer executive vice president.<br /><br />&ldquo;We are absolutely delighted to see our E-Jets flying in the colours of such an internationally renowned, world class airline, operating out of the UK&rsquo;s premier business airport,&rdquo; he added.<br /><br />The 170 obtained steep approach certification to operate at City Airport in June 2007.<br /><br />The steep approach uses a software solution developed within the existing fly-by-wire system, which means improved flight quality and control, as well as reduced pilot workload, less weight, and lower maintenance costs.<br />