Embraer and American Airlines signed a supply agreement for 3 new E175 jets on Tuesday during the Singapore Airshow. The aircraft will be operated by Envoy Air, a subsidiary of the airline focused on regional flights in the US.
At list values, the deal amounts to $160.2 million, according to the Brazilian manufacturer. The delivery of the aircraft is scheduled for the end of 2022. With the arrival of the aircraft, Envoy will have a fleet of 101 E175 units – the company also operates eight E170s and 57 ERJ 145s.
“Our incredible journey with Embraer began almost 25 years ago with the ERJ 145. Our partnership continues to grow today with the E175s, the core of our fleet. Not only are our customers happy with the aircraft, but the jet’s outstanding performance has allowed us to continue to provide excellent service to American Airlines,” said Pedro Fábregas, President & CEO of Envoy.
“Reaching the century mark of 100 E175s with American Airlines and Envoy is truly a moment to savor. We thank American Airlines and Envoy for their sustained partnership with Embraer, which began back in 1998,” said Mark Neely, Vice President Sales and Marketing for The Americas, Embraer Commercial Aviation.
According to Embraer, the E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, with over 600 aircraft sold, and 86% market share since 2013.
Focused on regional flights to feed American Airlines’ main network, Envoy operates only with Embraer aircraft, although in the past it has also used Bombardier models.