Posted on: 11 February 2015 by Mark Howells
Embraer has delivered to American Airlines the first E175 from the firm order for 60 which was signed between the two companies in December 2013.
The contract also included options for another 90 E175s, taking the total order potential to 150 aircraft.
American Airlines has selected Compass Airlines to operate the first 20 of these E175s under the American Eagle brand. The aircraft will be configured with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, for a total of 76 seats.
"The E175 is an important part of American’s fleet renewal, providing us the right size aircraft for the right routes," said Peter Warlick, American's vice-president of fleet planning. "With a two-class cabin and WiFi connectivity, these modern and efficient aircraft ensure our customers have a seamless transition between regional and mainline flights on the largest network in the world."