United Airlines has inked a firm order with Embraer for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration. The contract has a value of USD 1.1 billion, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer’s 2018 third-quarter backlog. Deliveries will begin in the second quarter of 2019.
“We are thrilled that United is adding another 25 Embraer aircraft to the large existing fleet of almost 400 E-Jets and ERJ’s currently flying in the United Express network,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The class-leading E175 platform is an aircraft that excels in the North American market due to its efficiency, comfort, and reliability. These new E175 aircraft will serve United and its passengers very well.”
“The new E-175 aircraft will provide our customers with a superior product that offers the latest in onboard amenities and comfort,” said Gerry Laderman, United’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer. “These aircraft will be a terrific addition to our fleet, and we are excited to begin taking delivery of the aircraft early next year.”
Including this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 420 E175s to airlines in North America since January 2013, earning more than 80 per cent of all orders in this 70-76-seat jet segment.
Since entering revenue service, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,800 orders and over 1,400 aircraft have been delivered. Currently, E-Jets are flying in the fleet of 70 customers in 50 countries. The 70 to 150-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.