American Airlines signed a deal with Embraer for a firm order of ten E175 jets, which amounts to $457 million on current list prices. The aircraft will be included in the fourth quarter backlog of the plane maker.
The carrier is exercising its purchasing rights based on a deal from 2013 for 60 E175s. Earlier this year, in April, the airline has placed an order for four new aircraft.
The latest deal is for 10 jets that will be operated by American Airlines subsidiary Envoy and will be equipped with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra, and 44 Main Cabin seats, for a total of 76 seats. The planes should be ready for delivery in 2018 until mid-2019.
“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,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We are proud to be part of American Airlines Inc.’s overall fleet vision and are dedicated to serving their business needs.”