American Airlines has placed a firm order for 10 Embraer 175 jets, the Brazilian manufacturer has disclosed.

The Fort Worth-based carrier is exercising its purchase rights from a 2013 contract with Embraer. The 10-jet order, additional to one placed in April for four aircraft, has a list-price value of $457 million.

Deliveries will begin in 2018 and continue through mid-2019.

Combined with the airline's two previous E175 deals, the new contract brings the total number of E175s American has ordered to 74, says Embraer.

American's regional subsidiary Envoy will operate the jets.

"Because of its excellent operational performance, the E175 has proven to be the right solution for American," states Charlie Hillis, vice-president of sales and marketing for North America at Embraer Commercial Aviation. "This repeat order demonstrates the confidence that the airline has in Embraer and in the E175."

He adds: "We are proud to be part of American Airlines' overall fleet vision and are dedicated to serving their business needs."

Embraer says it has now sold more than 390 E175 jets to airlines in North America since January 2013, and asserts that this represents "more than 80% of all orders in the 76-seat jet segment".

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