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São José dos Campos, Brazil, 2014/03/28 - Embraer yesterday delivered, in a ceremony held at the Company’s headquarters, in São José dos Campos, the first E175 to SkyWest, Inc. (SkyWest), based in the State of Utah, U.S. NYSE: ERJ; Bovespa: EMBR3
The aircraft is part of the firm order signed by the airline last year, for 40 E175 aircraft. SkyWest Airlines will operate the aircraft as United Express for United Airlines. The E175s are configured in a dual-class 76-seat layout.
An additional 60 orders are reconfirmable, subject to SkyWest being awarded Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) contracts with major U.S. airline partners. The agreement between SkyWest and Embraer also includes options for another 100 E175s, taking the potential total order up to 200 airplanes.
In a separate deal with Embraer, SkyWest became the launch customer of the E175-E2, ordering 100 aircraft with 100 additional options, for deliveries beginning in 2020.
SkyWest is the largest regional airline group in the world and is the parent company of SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines. Both companies have long histories with Embraer and were early customers for the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia turboprop aircraft. More than 40 EMB 120 Brasilia aircraft currently fly in the SkyWest Airlines network, primarily in the western United States. ExpressJet Airlines operates 251 aircraft of the ERJ 145 family and is the largest ERJ operator in the world.
As the leader in the 70 to 130-seat segment, Embraer continues to invest in the E-Jets family, which is flown by some 65 airlines from 45 countries.
About Embraer Commercial Aviation
Embraer (embraer.com) is the world leader in manufacturing commercial jets with up to 130 seats. About 900 airplanes of the ERJ 145 family of regional jets with 37, 44, and 50 seats, have been delivered to airlines since the aircraft were introduced to the market in 1996. The E-Jets family includes four aircraft that have from 70 to 130 seats. With their advanced engineering, high level of efficiency, ergonomic and spacious cabins with two seats on either side of the aisle, and attractive operating economics, the E170, E175, E190, and E195 established a new standard it their category. Since E-Jets entered service in 2004, Embraer has received more than 1,400 firm orders. Over 1,000 E-Jets have been delivered and are in service with some 65 airline companies from 45 countries. Embraer E-Jets are also popular with leasing companies nearly thirty have added the aircraft to their portfolios. E-Jets are flying with mainline carriers, low-cost and regional airlines, and scheduled tour companies.
In 2013, Embraer launched the second generation of E-Jets, E-Jets E2, consisting of three new airplanes E175-E2, E190-E2, and E195-E2 in the 70 to 130 passenger segment. The E190-E2 is scheduled to enter revenue service in the first half of 2018 followed by the E195-E2 in 2019 and the E175-E2 in 2020.
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