The Honeywell Primus 1000 fully-digital all-glass avionics suite features five 8 x 7 inch screens driven by dual integrated computers.
The suite has two PFDs, two MFDs, and one EICAS, plus Primus II radios, TCAS, FMS and EGPWS.
All ERJs have a Central Maintenance Computer (CMC) for real-time condition monitoring and automatic fault-finding.
Pilots appreciate the dark and quiet cockpit design philosophy that maximizes ergonomic benefits and safety and minimizes workload.
The regional airline operating environment is demanding. High daily utilization. Frequent take offs and landings. Quick ground turnarounds.
The ERJ 145 airframe was developed specifically for regional applications. It wasn't stretched or shrunken from a design meant for another application. It's an optimized family of regional jets, from top to bottom.
Extensive chemical milling, the absence of bonds on metal joints, the use of semi-monocoque composites on secondary structures and the application of a special protection coating all contribute to the airframe's strength.
That durability is reflected in the ERJ's 75,000 flight hour or 60,000 cycle crack-free design life.
A family of aircraft delivers additional cost savings through crew, engine and spare parts commonality. In fact, the four ERJs share nearly 98% common systems and parts.
This high degree of commonality reduces spare parts requirements, permits the use of the same ground support equipment, and allows for standardized training and maintenance procedures. That reduces costs, increases parts logistics efficiency, and improves profitability.
Same crew qualification across the ERJ family means differences training is one of the simplest in the industry. With the benefits of a common family, airline schedulers and crew planners will find last-minute flight changes easy to manage.