In a statement made today (Jun 17) in Paris, Brazilian plane maker Embraer signed a deal with United Airlines on the sale of 39 E175 jets. The order totals $1.9 billion and includes 20 firm orders and 19 options with airplanes designed with 70 seats. Delivery should start in the second quarter of 2020. The aircraft will replace the older 70-seat planes, which currently operate with the local partners of the air firm.
“This contract brings us the opportunity to continue serving United Airlines with out E175 platform, which ranks first in its segment. Embraer’s focus on finding solutions that meet the needs of our clients us the main reason why we still lead this market,” said Charlie Hillis, Embraer’s sales and marking director for North America.
The company has sold over 585 E175 jets to air companies in North America since 2013—this deal included—Embraer reported. The Brazilian company accounts for over 80 percent of all orders for 70–76 seat jets.
“The E175, operated by our regional partners, has proven to be an important part of our fleet as we continue to grow our mainline airline and provide an enhanced customer experience. 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,” said United Airlines’ Chief Financial Officer Gerry Laderman.