British Airways (BA) has ordered 11 Embraer regional jets for use by its BA CityFlyer subsidiary.
Embraer says in a statement that the deal comprises six Embraer 170s and five 190SRs on firm order, plus options for three more 190SRs.
The first 76-seat 170 is due for delivery in the second half of 2009. Deliveries of the larger, 98-seat 190SRs will start later, says Embraer.
BA had been evaluating replacements for some time for its Avro RJ100s and RJ85s that are operated by its CityFlyer unit. The new Embraer aircraft will be operated out of London City Airport.As part of the agreement BA has also signed a support agreement covering inventory control for parts for the aircraft over the next decade.