American Airlines has ordered three Embraer E175s for its wholly-owned regional affiliate Envoy Air.
The Brazilian airframer says on 15 February that the orders will bring Envoy’s fleet of the aircraft type to more than 100 by the end of 2022.
“Reaching the century mark of 100 E175s with American Airlines and Envoy is truly a moment to savour,” says Mark Neely, vice-president of sales and marketing for the Americas at Embraer Commercial Aviation. “It’s hard to exaggerate the impact this hard-working aircraft has every day, delivering essential connectivity across the US market.”
The company says the E175 is the “backbone” of the US regional fleet, and that it has sold more than 600 of the type to US carriers, bringing it to an 86% market share since 2013.
The contract value of the order from the Fort Worth-based airlines is $160.2 million, based on list prices. The aircraft will be included in its fourth quarter 2021 backlog, Embraer says.
According to Cirium fleets data, Envoy currently has 158 aircraft in operation in a fleet comprising E175s, E170s and ERJ-145s. It operates about 1,000 flights every day to 150 destinations.