Embraer secures $1.1bn order for 25 E-Jets from SkyWest
Embraer has won a firm order from US-based carrier SkyWest to supply 25 of its E-Jets family aircraft.
Worth $1.1bn based on current list prices, the deal includes 15 E175 SC aircraft and ten E175 planes.
SkyWest’s new E175 SC jets will feature a 70-seat configuration and can be retrofitted to 76 seats in the future, while the E175 aircraft will be equipped with a 76-seat configuration.
All the newly ordered aircraft are set to be delivered next year.
Since 2013, Embraer has sold more than 360 E175 jets to North American airlines, earning more than 80% of its orders in the 76-seat jet segment.
In June, the company entered a contract with Japan’s Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) for a firm order of three E175 aircraft.
The deal also includes purchase rights for three more E175 jets. If all rights are exercised, the order is valued at around $274m based on this year's list prices.
Operating three E170 and eight E175 aircraft, FDA has also extended its Flight Hour Programme (Pool) with Embraer for up to eight years.
Embraer also noted that so far it has received more than 1,700 orders for its E-Jets family aircraft and has delivered over 1,300 aircraft of the same type.