My job in the Army requires me to memorize a vast amount of aircraft, and I had a discussion a few days ago about the Embraer ERJ-170. The topic was rather ERJ-170 or E-170 was the correct way to identify the aircraft. I always assumed it was ERJ since it stands for Embraer Regional Jet, but I was told that it is officially changed to E-170. Does anyone have some info on this topic? Thanks
The company calls them E170.
Embraer calls the 170/75/90/95 as E-jets, so Embraer E170 is correct.
Both “work” but the E-170 is the proper designation.
Yes sir you are correct.
Here’s some info that may help, you’ve probably checked this out already.
Simply, ERJ’s refer to Embraer’s small jets, ie. ERJ-145 and E jets refer to their larger twin jets, ie. E-170.
There is no dash in E170.
The dash is informal.
It turns into a discussion of Carsonian grammar dimensions 😅