The EMB 120 is a pressurized twin turbo-prop commuter airliner with accommodation for 30 passengers. It first flew on 27 July 1983, and entered commercial service in
October 1985. Since 1994, manufacture has focused
exclusively on the EMB 120ER, with extended range (1,575 km) and increased capacity.
Most of the EMB 120s were sold in the United States and other places in the Western Hemisphere. Some European airlines such as Régional in France, DAT in Belgium, and DLT in Germany also purchased EMB-120s. Production ended in 2001. But as of 2007, it is still available for one-off orders, as it shares much of the production equipment with the ERJ-145 family, which is still produced. The Angolan Air Force, for example, received a new EMB 120 in 2007.