SkyWest has ordered seven additional Embraer 175, which will be operated on behalf of Delta Connection. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer delivered 27 commercial aircraft in the first half, orders announced at the end of June in particular at the Paris Air Show leaving it with a backlog of 363 firm orders.
The US group SkyWest confirmed on August 7, 2019, to be the previously unnamed customer of seven 70-seat E175, which will be delivered from the fourth quarter and operated on behalf of Delta Air Lines. The order has a value of $ 340 million at list price and was already in Embraer’s order book for the second quarter. Since 2013, SkyWest has purchased « more than 160 E175, including these seven, to expand their extensive fleet of Embraer aircraft, » said Charlie Hillis, Vice President, Sales, and Marketing, North America, Embraer in a statement. Commercial Aviation. « This last order is another step in our partnership. Working with SkyWest for over 30 years has been a privilege and we expect a lot more. «
The seven new single-aisles will be used by SkyWest Airlines on behalf of Delta Connection, a regional umbrella company of the American company that has launched its restructuring to reduce from five to three operators involved: 36 E175 currently operated by Compass Airlines (whose contract is broken, just like the one with GoJet and last year the one with ExpressJet) will, for example, be transferred to Republic Airways and SkyWest Airlines, which will remain regional operators of Delta alongside Endeavor Airlines.
Over the first six months of 2019, Embraer delivered to its customers a total of 37 commercial aircraft, including 26 during the second quarter: 32 E175, one E190, two E195, and two E190-E2s. The aircraft manufacturer recalls that its latest model, the E195-E2, was certified in April by the regulators of Brazil, the United States, and Europe.
In terms of orders, Embraer recorded orders in the second quarter for ten E195-E2 by Air Peace in Nigeria (with purchase rights for another 20), and especially increased the number of ads at the Paris Air Show – where it attracted KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Binter with the E195-2E, and United Airlines and Fuji Dream Airlines with the E175, for a total of 78 aircraft. He has signed support contracts with Azul, Helvetic Airways and Aurigny Air Services. As of June 30, 2019, Embraer‘s backlog had 363 all-inclusive commercial aircraft: 194 E175, six E190, one E195, 38 E190-E2, and 124 E195-E2 had yet to join their customers’ fleets.