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Fuji Dream Airlines takes delivery of its ninth E-Jet, in gold

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines ERJ 175 JA09FJ (09-gold)(Grd)(FDA)(LRW)

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka) has taken delivery of its ninth Embraer E-Jet. The pictured ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175) JA09FJ (msn 17000464) was handed over in Brazil on March 19 and is painted gold (above). JA09FJ has now been welcomed to Japan (below).

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines ERJ 175 JA09FJ (09-gold)(ceremony)(FDA)(LRW)


Each aircraft features an unique color making for a very colorful fleet (below).

FDA-Fuji Dream logo

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Photos: FDA (above) and Embraer (below).

FDA aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines Fleet (Embraer)(LRW)



Fuji Dream Airlines orders three Embraer E175s

Embraer S.A. has signed an agreement with FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka, Japan) for a firm order of three E175s with options for an additional three aircraft of the same model.

This order was already included in Embraer’s 2014 second quarter backlog as an “undisclosed” customer. The announcement was made today at the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow. Three E170s and five E175s are currently in operation with Fuji Dream Airlines.

The newly-ordered E175s will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats and will be equipped with the Autoland system to perform CAT III approach and landing in limited visual conditions. The new E175s will also feature recent aerodynamic enhancements introduced by Embraer, such as a new wingtip and other technical improvements that reduce fuel burn.

Created in 2007, FDA started operations with two Embraer E170s. Over the last five years, its all-Embraer fleet has quadrupled. FDA’s fleet is instantly recognizable by its brightly coloured aircraft, some of which are painted green, pink, yellow and purple.

With aircraft based in Nagoya and Shizuoka, FDA links twelve secondary cities in Japan where demand is growing, such as Fukuoka, Sapporo and Hanamaki. Operating almost 50 flights each day, the airline has carried over 2.4 million passengers to date. FDA is part of the Suzuyo Group, which owns a full-flight simulator to provide pilot and fleet engineering training for its staff.

Fuji Dream Airlines was incorporated in June 2008 to be the Suzuyo Group’s air transportation arm. By entering the airline business and building on the convenience of Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport, Suzuyo contributes to Shizuoka’s economic development.

Copyright Photo: Akira Uekawa/ Embraer ERJ 170-200ST (ERJ 175) JA06FJ (msn 17000332) is one of the latest additions to the colorful fleet. Each aircraft is painted in a different color. JA06FJ taxies at the Mount Fuji Shizuoka Airport (FSZ).

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines: AG Slide Show

A colorful fleet:

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines Fleet (Embraer)(LRW)

Fuji Dream Airlines orders two more Embraer 175s

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka) of Japan, has signed a contract for two Embraer ERJ 175 jets, in a ceremony held at the headquarters of the airlines’ parent company, Suzuyo Corporation in Shimizu, Japan. The total value of the deal is $81.6 million, at list prices, which will be included in Embraer’s fourth quarter of 2012 backlog. Both aircraft will be configured in a single-class layout with 84 seats. This order brings the total number of aircraft in the airline’s all-E-Jet fleet to eight.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines logo

These aircraft will be equipped with Autoland systems to perform CAT III approach and landing in limited visual conditions. This system assures on-time performance of aircraft and avoids diversions or delays due to weather. In line with FDA’s brand, each of these aircraft will be painted in a different color. The colors of the six E-Jets in the airline’s current fleet are red, light blue, green, orange, pink and purple (see below).

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines Fleet (Embraer)(LRW)

Image: Embraer.

FDA is conducting an online contest to determine the color of its seventh Embraer E-Jet (see below – in Japanese):

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines Contest

Created in 2007 as a low-cost operator, FDA initially ordered two E170 jets for its start-up operations from Shizuoka in July 2009. In that same year, FDA ordered another E175, and subsequently added one E170 and two E175 jets between 2010 and 2011, thereby tripling its initial fleet in less than 3 years of revenue service.

With aircraft based in Nagoya and Shizuoka, FDA links secondary cities in Japan where demand is growing. The six E-Jets in FDA’s current fleet covers a network of 10 stations spread across Japan such as Fukuoka, Niigata, Aomori and Sapporo. The airline has carried over 1.3 million passengers to date. It operates 40 daily flights and has been doing so with an outstanding schedule reliability of 99.5% on average for the last 12 months.

Top Copyright Photo: Nobuhiro Horimoto. FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines’ Embraer ERJ 170-200STD (ERJ 175) JA05FJ (msn 17000317) lands at Matsumoto.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines: AG Slide Show

Fuji Dream Airlines launches the Fukuoka-Niigata route

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara) launched the Fukuoka-Niigata route on October 30 according to Airline Route.


Copyright Photo: Nobuhiro Horimoto. Please click on the photo for additional information on this colorful airline.

FDA signs a contract for another ERJ 175

Copyright Photo: Embraer. FDA commenced operations on July 23, 2009 with smaller ERJ 170s.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka) has signed a firm contract for an additional Embraer ERJ 175, which is the fifth E-Jet in the airline’s fleet. The new aircraft will be configured in a single class with 84 seats. The order also includes an option for one additional aircraft of the same model. This order is already included in Embraer’s firm order backlog for the third quarter of 2010, as“Undisclosed” customer.

Copyright Photo: Embraer.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines adds its first Embraer ERJ 175

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Makinohara, Shizuoka) on January 21, 2010 added this Embraer ERJ 170-200STR (marketed as the ERJ 175) registered JA03FJ (msn 17000304).

Copyright Photo: Daryl Chapman. JA03FJ climbs away from a very damp and overcast Hong Kong. This is the third aircraft for FDA and each is painted in a different color. This is the first to wear pink.

FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines to launch tomorrow


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FDA-Fuji Dream Airlines (Shizuoka/Mt. Fuji) will launch operations tomorrow (July 23) per Airline Route Updates. The new airline will operate between the new airport at Shizuoka/Mt. Fuji (FSZ) and Komatsu with its new Embraer ERJ 170-100STs.