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EMBRAER Brasilia

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Name Brasilia
Manufacturer EMBRAER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

EMBRAER VC-97 Brasilia
EMBRAER Brasilia
EMBRAER EMB-120 Brasilia
NEIVA Brasilia
NEIVA EMB-120 Brasilia

EMBRAER Brasilia

EMBRAER Brasilia EMBRAER Brasilia 3D


Twin turboprop regional airliner. In service since 1985. Stretched and pressurized regional airliner development of the military EMB-121 Xingu. Exists in some versions:

  • EMB-120RT with reduced take-off weight,
  • EMB-120ER with extended range and many cargo versions.
  • VC-97 Brazil Air Force version for VIP transport and surveillance operation.
  • EMB-120ER: Length 20,07 m MTOW 11990kg26,433.425 lbs <br />11.99 tonnes <br />.

Technical Data

Wing span 19.77 m64.862 ft <br />
Length 19.63 m64.403 ft <br />
Height 6.05 m19.849 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 1.800 SHP PWC PW 118 turboprops with 4 blade propellers.
Engine model Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) 120 kts IAS 150 kts IAS 220 kts IAS 220 kts MACH TAS 290 kts MACH IAS 290 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 120 kts
Distance 1400 m ROC 2900 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 800 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.45 ROD ft/min ROD 1500 ft/min MCS 170 kts Distance 1400 m
MTOW 90729,072 kg <br />9.072 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL335 ROD ft/min APC B
WTC M Range 14001,400 nm <br />2,592,800 m <br />2,592.8 km <br />8,506,561.686 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E120

  • E120, Amsterdam Netherlands, 2016 (On 18 January 2016, an Embraer 120 crew made a night takeoff from Amsterdam Runway 24 unaware that the aircraft was aligned with the right side runway edge lights. After completion of an uneventful flight, holes in the right side fuselage and damage to the right side propeller blades, the latter including wire embedded in a blade leading edge, were found. The Investigation concluded that poor visual cues guiding aircraft onto the runway at the intersection concerned were conducive to pilot error and noted that despite ATS awareness of intersection takeoff risks, no corresponding risk mitigation had been undertaken.)
  • E170/E120, San Francisco CA, USA 2007 (On 26 May 2007, a Republic Airlines Embraer 170 taking off from runway 01L at San Francisco nearly collided with an aircraft which had just landed on intersecting runway 28R and come to a stop at the intersection. Both aircraft were operating in accordance with instructions to take off and land respectively issued by the same TWR controller. After an AMASS conflict alert issued 15 seconds in advance of the subsequent conflict, the controller involved instructed the aircraft on landing roll to ‘hold’,)