SkyWest Inc. Orders 100 New E-Jets E2 from Embraer as a Launch Customer
PARIS, June 17, 2013
PARIS, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Embraer S.A. (NYSE: ERJ; BM & FBOVESPA:
EMBR3) and SkyWest Inc. (SkyWest) signed a firm order for 100 E175-E2
aircraft, with another 100 Purchase Rights, bringing the total potential of
the order to 200 aircraft. The announcement was made today at a press
conference at the 50^th International Paris Air Show. If all the orders are
exercised, the contract has an estimated value, at list price, of USD 9.36
This new contract is in addition to SkyWest's previous order in May 2013 for
up to 200 current generation E175 aircraft, and therefore the potential order
of E-Jets at SkyWest may reach 400 aircraft.
"After concluding an agreement for up to two hundred orders for our
current-generation E-Jets from SkyWest just last month, I'm more than glad
that the company has made this decision to be the launch customer for the
E175-E2," said Paulo Cesar Silva, President and CEO, Embraer Commercial
Aviation. "To have the world's largest regional airline placing this E-Jets E2
order shows SkyWest's confidence in Embraer and its products. Our companies
have a long history together and with this new contract, that partnership is
going to continue well into the future."
As the first operator to order the E175-E2, SkyWest becomes the launch
customer for that aircraft, one of three E-Jets E2 models. SkyWest, of St.
George, Utah, USA, is the largest regional airline group in the world. It is
the parent company of SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines, both of which
have been long time operators of Embraer aircraft. More than 40 EMB 120
Brasilia turboprops continue to fly in the SkyWest Airlines network, primarily
in the western states. ExpressJet Airlines operates 249 aircraft from the ERJ
145 family and has the largest ERJ fleet in the world.
"The selection of the current E175 and the new E175-E2 is another phase of our
fleet renewal strategy that will allow SkyWest to offer the best operating
economics for its partners and the most comfortable experience for their
passengers," said Jerry Atkin, Chairman and CEO of SkyWest. "We've worked with
Embraer for many years and our good experience with the EMBs and ERJs promises
to continue with our new fleet of E-Jets."
The E-Jets E2 represent Embraer's commitment to continuously invest in the
company's line of commercial jets and maintain its leadership in the 70 to 130
seats market. The three new airplanes (E175-E2, E190-E2, E195-E2) carry the
designator "E2" which signifies generational changes in technology that have
been incorporated in the design. Each of the three aircraft has the
versatility for a range of single class, multi-class or high-density seat
capacities to suit operator requirements with new 'look and feel' and improved
State-of-the-art engines in combination with new aerodynamically advanced
wings, full fly-by-wire flight controls, and advancements in other systems
will result in double-digit improvements in fuel burn, maintenance costs,
emissions and external noise.
The first delivery of an E-Jets E2 (the E190-E2) is planned for the first
semester of 2018. The E195-E2 is slated to enter service in 2019 and the
E175-E2 in 2020. Over 950 E-Jets have been delivered to date. Currently, 65
customers from 47 countries have added Embraer E-Jets to their fleets.
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