PAS19: Embraer and United Airlines announce deal

Embraer has announced at the Paris Air Show (PAS) that it has signed a contract with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat configuration. The order has a value of US$2 billion, based on Embraer’s current list prices, with all options being taken.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020 with all delivered by the end of the year. These aircraft will replace older 70-seat aircraft currently in service with United’s regional partners.

“With this contract, we have the opportunity to continue serving United’s fleet with our class-leading E175 platform,” said Charlie Hillis, vice-president, sales and marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Embraer’s dedication to finding solutions that meet our customer’s needs is the primary reason we continue to outperform in this market segment.”

“The E175, operated by our regional partners, have proven to be an important part of our fleet as we continue to grow our mainline airline and provide an enhanced customer experience,” said Gerry Laderman, CFO of United Airlines. “As we focus on providing our customers the utmost comfort and convenience, we will rely on aircraft like the E175 to help us achieve our goal of delivering the best experience in the sky.”

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