ON HIS VERY FIRST TRIP to Brazil, Flybe CEO Jim French picked up a little something that he couldn't wait to get home and use: The first 118-seat Embraer 195, newest and largest member of the 170/190 family. It is, by his account, the ideal aircraft for the British low-fare carrier, which has evolved away from its Regional airline roots yet still maintains a close kinship in many respects, including operating the world's largest fleet of Q400 turboprops and connecting many of the ...

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