SkyWest orders 18 additional E175s to fly as United Express

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP September 15, 2015 20:08

SkyWest orders 18 additional E175s to fly as United Express

Embraer has signed a firm order with SkyWest, Inc. for 18 E175 jets. The order, which will be included in Embraer’s 2015 third-quarter backlog, has an estimated value of US$800 million, based on the current list price. The aircraft will be operated by SkyWest Airlines, under an amendment to an existing Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA) with United Airlines.

With this new 18 aircraft purchase, the total number of SkyWest E175 firm orders reached 73 units of this model.

Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2016. The E175s are configured in a dual class 76-seat layout, equipped with 12 First Class seats, 16 Economy Plus seats, and 48 Economy seats, and will operate under the United Express brand.

The E175s feature a new wingtip that, among other technical enhancements, improves aerodynamic performance. Fuel consumption on a typical flight is 6.4% lower than first-generation E175s.

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