American Airlines has signed a firm order with
Embraer for 15 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration.
The contract has a value of US$ 705
million based on current list prices. Deliveries are scheduled to
take place in 2020.
Combined with the airline’s previous orders for
the E175, this new contract results in a total of 104 E175 jets
for American Airlines since 2013. The most recent order took place
in May 2018 for 15 aircraft.
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.
“This new order from American
Airlines continues to show the value that airlines place on our
best-selling E175 aircraft,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice President,
Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We
are fully committed to providing fleet solutions that have a
positive bottom line impact, and our E175 leads the charge with
over 80% market share in the North American market.”
Including this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 435
E175s to airlines in North America since January 2013, earning
more than 80% of all orders in this 76-seat jet segment.
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