Embraer and SkyWest Inc. officials have signed a firm order for nine E175 jets, 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 Inc. is the holding company of SkyWest Airlines, which will operate all nine E175s, featuring a 76-seat configuration.
SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, and Alaska Airlines.
"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 for sales and marketing, North America, Embraer Commercial Aviation. "We are extremely proud of their ongoing support for the E-Jets program."
“We’re pleased to continue adding new E175 aircraft under long-term contract to our increasingly efficient, agile, and flexible fleet,” said SkyWest CEO and President Chip Childs. “We appreciate Embraer’s strong partnership and remain impressed with the Embraer product.”
Including this new contract, Embraer has sold more than 565 E175s to airlines in North America, since January 2013, earning more than 80% of all orders in the 70-76-seat jet segment.