SkyWest signs contract for nine E175s

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 4, 2019 11:21

SkyWest signs contract for nine E175s

SkyWest has signed a firm order for nine E175 aircraft, with deliveries expected to begin in 2019. The order has a value of $422 million, based on current list prices, and was already included in Embraer’s 2018 fourth-quarter backlog. SkyWest Airlines will operate all nine E175s, featuring a 76-seat configuration.

“Since 2013, SkyWest has purchased a total of 158 E175s, including these nine, in order to expand their large existing fleet of Embraer aircraft,” said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “We are extremely proud of their ongoing support for the E-Jets program and the fact that the E175 continues to outperform in North America. Without a doubt, the E175 has become the backbone of the regional aviation market in the U.S.”

“We’re pleased to continue adding new E175 aircraft under long-term contract to our increasingly efficient, agile and flexible fleet,” said SkyWest Chief Executive Officer and President Chip Childs. “We appreciate Embraer’s strong partnership and remain impressed with the Embraer product.”

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw February 4, 2019 11:21