Embraer announced a new order for E175 jets on Thursday with Skywest, a US regional company that provides services for United Airlines.
The carrier acquired19 aircraft, which will be integrated into the United Express network, where 90 E175s already fly.
The new contract was included in the third quarter order book, which means it was already closed, but without official announcement. Embraer is expected to release order and delivery data for the period on Thursday.
The value of the new deal is $1.1 billion at list prices, generally higher than the closed deal.
According to Embraer, the 19 E175s will be configured with 70 seats in three classes, less than the scope clause limit (76 seats), and will be delivered from the 4th quarter of 2024.
“SkyWest is already the largest E175 operator in the world, and when this order is delivered we will have over 250 E175s. We look forward to continuing to improve the passenger flying experience with enhanced comfort and reliability,” said President and CEO of SkyWest Chip Childs
“We are pleased to build upon our superb partnership with SkyWest. The E175 is truly a versatile aircraft, the backbone of North American regional aviation,” said Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.