American Airlines placed order for purchasing of 10 Embraer E175 aircraft from first generation, revealed the statement of the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The total value of the order is estimated at 457 million USD and the first deliveries will be completed in 2018, lasting until mid-2019.
Combined with the American Airlines’s previous two orders for the E175, this new contract increases the number of ordered E175 aircraft to 74 units.
“Because of its excellent operational performance, the E175 has proven to be the right solution for American. This repeat order demonstrates the confidence that the airline has in Embraer and in the E175. We are proud to be part of American Airlines Inc.’s overall fleet vision and are dedicated to serving their business needs”, said the Vice President on Sales and Marketing of Embraer for North America, Charlie Hillis.
American Airlines chose Envoy, a subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc, to operate these aircraft, which passenger cabin will accommodate 76 passengers (12 seats in the first class, 20 seats in the standard extra class and 44 in the standard class).
Embraer says it has now sold more than 390 E175 jets to airlines in North America since January 2013, and asserts that this represents “more than 80% of all orders in the 76-seat jet segment”.