Republic Airways Orders 50 Embraer E175 Jets

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 17, 2014
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A United Express Embraer E175 jet in flight
A United Express Embraer E175 jet. Photo: Embraer

[Avionics Today 09-17-2014] Republic Airways, already the operator of the largest E-Jets fleet in the world, has signed a contract with Embraer to purchase 50 of the manufacturers’ E175 jets. The value of the order is estimated at $2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices. The aircraft will be operated for United Airlines under the United Express brand. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2015 and extend until 2017.

This contract is in addition to the order signed by Embraer and Republic in January 2013 for 47 firm and 47 option E175s  — 34 of which have already been delivered. In addition to the new order, Republic maintains 32 options for E175s. The transaction is also in connection with the transfer of Q400 turboprop airplanes currently operated by Republic Airlines to U.K.’s carrier Flybe Limited.

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