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FLYBE, lead carrier for the Embraer-195, has confirmed an October introduction for the aircraft. The first two ”planes will be based at Birmingham, followed a month later by one for Exeter and by year end an aircraft based at Southampton. The Embraer-195 has 118 seats as opposed to 112 on the BAe 146-300 that it replaces. The modern twin should prove to be far more economical to operate than the no longer produced former Hatfield product. However JetBlue is reporting problems with the introduction of the similar EMB 190 although these should be resolved by the time that the aircraft is introduced at the start of the winter season. FlyBe should have 14 of the Brazilian aircraft in service by the end of 2007.