13 December 2013
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) said it has received a firm order for 60 E175 jets from American Airlines, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL). The contract also includes options for another 90 E175s, taking the total order potential up to 150 aircraft.
The firm orders, which have a value of USD 2.5bn at list price, will be included in Embraer´s 2013 fourth-quarter backlog.
American Airlines will configure the E175s with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, with a total of 76 seats. The delivery of the first aircraft is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.
American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways.
Embraer is a manufacturer of commercial jets that seat up to 130 passengers. Embraer´s headquarters are located in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, and it has offices, industrial operations and customer service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Portugal, Singapore, and the US. Founded in 1969, the company designs, develops, manufactures and sells aircraft and systems for the commercial aviation, executive aviation, and defense and security segments. It also provides after sales support and services to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.embraer.com.br.