Wed, Mar 07, 2007
ExpressJet Will Pick Up Slack As E190s Get Fixed In
One imagines that if given the option, low-cost carrier JetBlue
would probably like to reboot this year and start over.
They'll have to settle for rebooting the software in some of their
According to Newsday, JetBlue will soon begin grounding its new
Embraer 190 regional jets, to fix what it calls a recurring
software glitch. The problems will be fixed through April, two
aircraft at a time, at the carrier's maintenance facility in
"We have seen a pattern of software issues with the plane, and
we're taking proactive steps" to deal with the matter, said JetBlue
spokesman Todd Burke. "We're trying to get ahead of this."
Burke added the glitch does not affect operational safety of the
planes. Repairs will take approximately 1-2 days per-plane.
While the affected E-190s are repaired, JetBlue will contract
with ExpressJet for four 50-seat Embraers, to offset the capacity
loss of the 100-seat planes.
As Aero-News reported,
JetBlue ordered 100 Embraer 190 aircraft in 2003, becoming the
launch customer for the aircraft.
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