Republic signs 24 Embraer 190 LOI

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Republic Airways Holdings has signed a letter of intent for 24 additional Embraer 190 aircraft with Embraer at the Farnborough air show.

Under the agreement the US airline group will begin taking delivery of the first six E-190s in the first half of next year.

Republic is the largest E-Jets operator with 145 in its fleet including 76 Embraer 170s, 54 Embraer 175s and 15 Embraer 190s.

Chief executive Bryan Bedford says the group has flexibility through conversion rights to the Embraer 195 model.