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The Embraer E2 'TechShark' on display at the Singapore Airshow. (PHOTO: Matt Driskill)

https://www.flightsafety.com/business-commercial/pilot/?utm_source=asian-av&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=biz-av&utm_content=banner&utm_term=unshakableSkyWest orders 19 Embraer E175s for United Airlines ops: Embraer has agreed to the sale of 19 new E175 jets to SkyWest, Inc. for operation in the United Airlines network, adding to the 90 E175 jets SkyWest already operates for United. The E175 aircraft will fly exclusively with United under a Capacity Purchase Agreement (CPA). The value of the contract, which has been included in Embraer’s Q3 backlog, is US$1.1billion, based on list price. The 70-seat aircraft will be delivered in a three-class configuration. Deliveries will begin Q4 2024. President and CEO of SkyWest Chip Childs said, “SkyWest is already the largest E175 operator in the world, and when this order is delivered we will have over 250 E175s. We look forward to continuing to improve the passenger flying experience with enhanced comfort and reliability.” Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation, said, “We are pleased to build upon our superb partnership with SkyWest. The E175 is truly a versatile aircraft, the backbone of North American regional aviation.”

American Airlines orders 4 E175s for Envoy Air: American Airlines has signed a firm order with Embraer for four new E175s. The aircraft will be operated by American’s wholly owned subsidiary, Envoy Air. With all deliveries in Q4 2024, Envoy’s all E-Jet fleet will grow to over 150 aircraft by the end of 2024. The contract value is US$230.6 million at list price, and will be included in Embraer’s 2023 Q4 backlog. “These new jets will allow us to continue growing with American Airlines. We’re pleased to announce these additional four aircraft, following the order announced in June, as the US domestic and regional markets recover from a very challenging few years. The E175 allows us to provide an excellent and reliable service to American Airlines and the thousands of guests we serve everyday”, said Pedro Fábregas, President & CEO of Envoy. “This new order demonstrates once more the importance of the E175 to connectivity across the United States, and is another sign that the challenges the market has been facing are improving,” said Martyn Holmes, CCO, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “The E175 is the backbone of the US regional network, with over 620 aircraft sold, and 86% market share since 2013. We thank American Airlines and Envoy for their long partnership with Embraer.”

Luxair and Embraer sign pool program deal: Embraer and Luxair, flag carrier of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, have signed a multi-year contract to support the newly acquired E195-E2 fleet with the Pool Program. This agreement will provide support for a wide range of repairable components for the four jets that will be added to Luxair’s fleet. The solution also includes a meaningful scope of parts available directly on the customer’s base of operation. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 60 airlines worldwide. “The signature of this Pool Program agreement with Embraer is yet another demonstration of our commitment to excellence. Thanks to this partnership, we will be able to count on Embraer’s expertise for our future fleet, reducing maintenance lead times and guaranteeing the operational availability of our aircraft, maintained to the highest standards and guaranteeing their safety and reliability. This collaboration is perfectly in line with our desire to always offer the best to our customers”, declares Gilles Feith, Luxair CEO. “We are ready to provide the best-in-class support for Luxair to maintain the readiness of their fleet. The Pool Program will help them to combine higher performance with lower costs. It is a pleasure to work with Luxair and to welcome them as a new E2 customer”, said Carlos Naufel, President and CEO, Embraer Services & Support.

Embraer and Marathon Airlines expand pool program: Embraer announced that it has signed a contract amendment with Marathon Airlines for the Pool Program to include additional two E195s. Now, seven E-Jets will receive support for a wide range of repairable components – three E175, one E190, and three E195. The Greek airline started the Pool Program contract last year, with its first E175, and has seen steady fleet growth since. Currently, Embraer’s Pool Program supports more than 60 airlines worldwide. “The Embraer Pool Program has been essential for our E-Jets reliable operation, and we look forward to enhancing our partnership with Embraer”, said Andreas Kaiafas, CEO, Marathon Airlines. “Marathon is expanding its businesses at a fast pace and we are very pleased to be part of this journey. Embraer offers the best-in-class support with the Pool Program, reducing costs while providing global reach. We will keep working every day with Marathon to maintain high performance and readiness for their fleet”, said Carlos Naufel, CEO and President, Embraer Services & Support.

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