Contract has value of $1.1bn, deliveries to begin in Q2 of 2019
Embraer and United Airlines have signed a firm order for 25 E175 jets in a 70-seat configuration at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow.
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.
25 new aircraft will be added to 400-strong fleet
Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation said: “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.”
He added: “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.”
Gerry Laderman, United’s Senior Vice President of Finance and Acting Chief Financial Officer said: “The new E-175 aircraft will provide our customers with a superior product that offers the latest in onboard amenities and comfort. These aircraft will be a terrific addition to our fleet, and we are excited to begin taking delivery of the aircraft early next year.”
Embraer now earning more than 80 per cent of orders in sector
With the inclusion of 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 the 70-76-seat jet sector.
Since entering revenue service, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,800 orders and over 1,400 aircraft have been delivered. Today, 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.