American Airlines has finalised a firm order for four brand-new E175 aircraft from Embraer. These planes are slated for operation under American’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Envoy Air. Anticipated for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2024, this addition will expand Envoy’s all E-Jet fleet to over 150 aircraft by the end of that year. The contract’s list price stands at US$230.6 million (£189 million) and will be incorporated into Embraer’s 2023 Q4 backlog.
Pedro Fábregas, President & CEO of Envoy, expressed, “These new jets will enable us to sustain our growth alongside American Airlines. We are delighted to announce the acquisition of these four additional aircraft, following our previous order in June. This comes as the US domestic and regional markets recover from several challenging years. The E175 equips us to deliver outstanding and dependable services to American Airlines and the multitude of passengers we serve daily.”
Embraer Commercial Aviation’s CCO, Martyn Holmes, commented, “This latest order once again underscores the E175’s pivotal role in connecting communities across the United States, signifying an improving market landscape. The E175 has been the linchpin of the US regional network, with over 620 aircraft sold and an impressive 86% market share since 2013. We extend our gratitude to American Airlines and Envoy for their enduring partnership with Embraer.”
The E175 made its North American debut in 2005 and has since established itself as a dominant force in the sector, known for its comfort, high performance, and efficiency. Passengers appreciate Embraer’s distinctive two-by-two seating arrangement, eliminating the need for middle seats. To date, the worldwide E170/E175 fleet has accumulated over 19.5 million flight hours, with Envoy contributing 1.3 million hours to this total.