The first 195 Austrian Airlines Embraer took off for Stuttgart
As we announced on 6 December 2015, Austrian Airlines sells Fokker aircraft fleet and replaces them with Embraer 195 aircraft. This change is related to the fleet modernization and rejuvenation plan.
The first 195 Austrian Airlines Embraer
The new Embraer aircraft will operate short and medium flights to destinations in Central and Eastern Europe, such as: Belgrade, Warsaw and Tirana, but also to Hamburg, Thessaloniki and many more.
First Embraer 195 Austrian Airlines (OE-LWD), who was christened "Central Europe", took off on 4 January 2016. The flight OS177 operated on the Vienna route 07: 46-08: 46 Stuttgart. It is the first of the 17 Embraer aircraft scheduled to enter the Austrian Airlines fleet by the end of 2017. Embraer aircraft are configured to carry 120 passengers, in an 2-2 configuration with more space. The average age is 4 years, and the planes come from Lufthansa CityLine.
Changing the type of aircraft also requires trained personnel. 200 pilots and 600 flight attendants are trained for this type of aircraft, the personnel needed for the 17 Embraer 195 aircraft. In addition, over 80 of technicians from Austrian Technik must complete a special course and obtain the technical qualifications and official certification to carry out maintenance and repair work on Embraer aircraft. It is not excluded that these aircraft will also fly to destinations in Romania.