16 July, 2018

United order 25 Embraer E175's

United Airlines ordered 25 new Embraer E-175 aircraft and will use them to replace the 25 CRJ700 planes that are currently being flown by the United Express partners. The new aircraft will enable United's service partners to offer more comfortable and efficient aircraft to passengers, they say. 

Gerry Laderman, United's senior vice president of finance and acting chief financial officer said, "The new E-175 aircraft will provide our customers with a superior product that offers the latest in onboard amenities and comfort and will be a terrific addition to our fleet." The new additions will be configured with 70 seats.

"We are thrilled that United is adding another 25 Embraer aircraft to the large existing fleet of almost 400 E-Jets and ERJ's currently flying in the United Express network," said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

Embraer staff at Farnborough International Air Show refused to answer questions regarding the Boeing takeover/joint venture recently announced or respond to suggestions the manufacturer's aircraft will soon be known as  Boeing 616, 626 and 636.