EMBRAER EMB-120 Brasilia
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John Kelly, e-mail, 05.04.2024 05:26

I have a EMB-120 available for purchase or for an ACMI lease. Send me an email.

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dashanya, 21.06.2011 05:59

but requires lots of maintaince hours as the aircraft ages. These aircraft made the commuter and regional airlines good profits.

Dennis R. Deptula, e-mail, 16.04.2011 20:55

I flew the EMB 120 at Midway Airlines in the 80's. It was very complex and took some getting used to. However I never had a flap or AC problem.

Herton, e-mail, 02.12.2010 18:03

I had flown nearly 2000 hs in this plane for Riosul Airlines - Brazil. This was the fastest turbo prop plane ever built. I remember is possible to reach the OM with 250 kts and be able to land!jUST PUT PROPELLERS FORWARD AND GEAR DOWN! AMAZING PLANE!!

Normfromga, e-mail, 22.09.2010 19:24

Another problem area was its Hamilton Standard propellers, whose failure resulted in two fatal mishaps, in 1990 and 1995, for Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

A new airworthiness directive (AD) was issued in early 1996 addressing this issue, by changing the inspection procedure for the area of the parts causing the problem.

Scott Boyd, e-mail, 09.03.2010 06:48

I have about 4,000 hours flying passengers in the EMB-120. As the previous says there wa no propeller brake, unless you held on to it physically, and all the Brasilias I flew has APU's.

Flaps were the biggest area of problems I remember, an extremely complex system, for some unknown reason. Other then that they were pretty bullet proof and in probably 10,000 hours plus I have never had a mechanical problem with a Pratt&Whitney engine.

Ken, e-mail, 15.05.2008 00:05

I must correct some of the above information. The A/C that we operated at Atlantic Southeast Airlines, over 60 aircraft,did not have the ability to operate engines without propellers turning. You are thinking about ATR-42/72's where right engine has a propeller brake. Engine can be operated with propeller brake engaged to stop prop rotation. This allows for electrical generation and bleed air for air conditioning.
The EMB-120 does have an APU, Auxillary power unit, that allows for air conditioning and electrical generation.
Have flown both cargo and passenger versions for 9700 hours.
Great aircraft when new,but requires lots of maintaince hours as the aircraft ages. These aircraft made the commuter and regional airlines good profits.

elviktor, e-mail, 14.10.2007 22:33

I think that this aircraft is good (7 years experience), but some system like aircondition, flaps are not reliable. I've worked in Kongo and had a lot of problems due to hight temperature outside.

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