SkyWest has signed a firm order with Embraer for
nine E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration, with deliveries
expected to begin later this year.
SkyWest Airlines will operate all nine E175s.
“We’re pleased to continue adding new E175 aircraft under
long-term contract to our increasingly efficient, agile and
flexible fleet,” said SkyWest Chief Executive Officer and
President Chip Childs. “We appreciate Embraer’s strong partnership
and remain impressed with the Embraer product.”
this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 565 E175s to
airlines in North America, since January 2013, earning more than
80% of all orders in this 70-76-seat jet segment.
"Since 2013, SkyWest has purchased a total of
158 E175s, including these nine, in order to expand their large
existing fleet of Embraer aircraft,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice
President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial
Aviation. "We are extremely proud of their ongoing support for the
E-Jets program and the fact that the E175 continues to outperform
in North America. Without a doubt, the E175 has become the
backbone of the regional aviation market in the U.S."
The order has a list value of US$ 422 million.
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