Thursday, 3 May 2018

Embraer and American Airlines Sign Contract for 15 E175s

Embraer and American Airlines signed signed on the dotted line and completed a firm order for 15 E175 jets with a 76-seat configuration. 

The contract has a list value of USD 705 million and are scheduled for delivery between March and November 2019.  It's an aircraft that has already proved popular with American Airlines, the carrier currently operates over 70 of the type and with this latest order the total will rise up to 89.

"We are thrilled that the E175 continues to be the right solution for American. This is American's fourth order for the E175 since 2013 and their repeat order demonstrates how well the aircraft serves their business needs and the confidence they have in our platform," said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

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American Airlines selected Envoy, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, to operate the 15 aircraft, which will be configured with a total of 76 seats, being 12 in First Class and 64 in Main Cabin, including Main Cabin Extra seats.
Including this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 400 E175s to airlines in North America since January 2013, earning more than 80% of all orders in this 76-seat jet segment.
Since entering revenue service, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,800 orders and over 1,400 aircraft have been delivered. Today, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 150-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.

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