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Name ERJ-135
Manufacturer EMBRAER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

EMBRAER Legacy 600
EMBRAER EMB-135 Legacy 600




Regional airliner. In service since 1999. Shortened 35 seats development of the ERJ-145 (re-named from EMB-145). Built as ER, standard version and LR slightly more powerful extended range version with additional fuel tank. The ERJ-140 is a stretched version with increased seating capacity and range.

The E135 is a member of the ERJ Family of aircraft.

Technical Data

Wing span 20.04 m65.748 ft <br />
Length 26.33 m86.385 ft <br />
Height 6.76 m22.178 ft <br />
Powerplant ER: 2 x 31,3 kN Allison AE-3007A3 turbofans.

LR: 2 x 33,0 kN Allison AE-3007A4 turbofans.

Engine model

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) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 450 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1580 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.78 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 1130 m
MTOW 2000020,000 kg <br />20 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL370 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 14801,480 nm <br />2,740,960 m <br />2,740.96 km <br />8,992,650.925 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E135

  • B738 / E135, en-route, Mato Grosso Brazil, 2006 (On 29 September 2006, a Boeing 737-800 level at FL370 collided with an opposite direction Embraer Legacy at the same level. Control of the 737 was lost and it crashed, killing all 154 occupants. The Legacy's crew kept control and successfully diverted to the nearest suitable airport. The Investigation found that ATC had not instructed the Legacy to descend to FL360 when the flight plan indicated this and soon afterwards, its crew had inadvertently switched off their transponder. After the consequent disappearance of altitude from all radar displays, ATC assumed but did not confirm the aircraft had descended.)
  • E135, George South Africa, 2009 (On 7 December 2009, an South African Airlink Embraer 135 overran the recently refurbished wet landing runway at George after braking was ineffective and exited the aerodrome perimeter to end up on a public road. There was no fire and all occupants were able to evacuate the aircraft. The subsequent investigation attributed the overrun principally to inadequate wet runway friction following the surface maintenance activities and noted various significant non-compliances with ICAO Annex 14.)
  • E135, Norwich UK, 2003 (On 30 January 2003, an Embraer 135 being operated by Swedish company City Airline on a scheduled night passenger flight from Aberdeen to Norwich overran the slush-covered landing runway following a late touchdown in normal visibility. There were no injuries to any of the 25 occupants and with no signs of fire, the passengers subsequently disembarked via the aircraft integral airstairs. There was only minor damage to the aircraft landing gear which required wheel replacement.)
  • E145/E135, Chicago O’Hare USA, 2011 (On 8 August 2011, an Embraer 145 was given take off clearance from runway 32L at O’Hare in day VMC without the controller making the required check for potentially conflicting arrivals to runway 09R which pass over the runway. When the controller realised that the departing aircraft would conflict with an Embraer 135 approaching 09R, he told his aircraft to “stay low” and the runway 09R controller to send his aircraft around. Radar data indicated that the 135 on go around had crossed runway 32L about 125 feet above and just over 100 metres in front of the departing 145.)