American Airlines signs contract with Embraer for four E175s

Embraer and American Airlines Group (AAG) have signed a firm order for four E175 jets, the company said.

The contract, in addition to the original order placed by the airline in 2013, for 60 E175s, has a value of USD 182m, based on current list prices, and will be included in Embraer´s 2017 second-quarter backlog. The deliveries will start in the last quarter of this year.

American Airlines selected Envoy, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, to operate the four aircraft, which will be configured with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, for a total of 76 seats.

With this contract, Embraer has sold a total of 336 E175s to airlines in North America since January 2013, earning more than 80% of all orders in this 76-seat jet segment.

Since entering revenue service in 2004, the E-Jets family has received more than 1,700 orders and over 1,300 aircraft have been delivered. The E-Jets are flying in the fleets of 70 customers in 50 countries. The versatile 70 to 130-seat family is flying with low-cost airlines as well as with regional and mainline carriers.