British Airways has received the first of the Embraer 170 jet series from Embraer.

The Embraer 170/190 family of E-jets comprises four commercial jets Embraer 170, Embraer 175, Embraer 190 and Embraer 195, which can seat 70 to 122 passengers.

BA CityFlyer managing director Peter Simpson said that they are very excited to receive their first E-jet as the backbone of the modernisation of their fleet.

“The Embraer 170 will enter service very soon, with the Embraer 190 arriving early next year,” he said.

The 170/190 family has a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82 at 41,000ft and range of up to 2,400nm.

The aircraft configured to a 76-seat, single-class layout, will be operated by BA CityFlyer, a British Airways company that operates on international and domestic routes from London City Airport.