US Airways has firmed up a deal that will see it acquiring 99-seat Embraer 190 regional jets, after reaching agreement with the Brazilian manufacturer to convert undelivered E-170 orders for the larger variant.

“Under this agreement, the previous 57 undelivered E-170s will be converted into 25 firm orders for E-190s and 32 additional firm orders for E-190s that are subject to reconfirmation by US Airways,” says the airline.

“The amendment also includes up to 50 options to other aircraft in the E-170/190 family. Deliveries will resume in November 2006.”

US Airways says the new aircraft will be configured with 11 first-class and 88 economy-class seats. It adds that the new agreement is subject to bankruptcy court approval.

Source: Flight International