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An American Eagle E175 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Peter Weiland)

Skywest Orders 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Brazillian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that Skywest signed a firm order for 20 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The order has a value of $972 million, based on 2019 list prices, and is already included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second half of 2020. These 20 new aircraft will be the first E-Jets operated by SkyWest within the American Airlines network. Embraer’s relationship with SkyWest dates back to 1986, when SkyWest began…

Embraer Delivers 51 Jets in Recent Quarter

Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer announced at the end of July the delivery of a total of 51 jets during the second quarter of 2019.  Of the 51 deliveries, 26 were commercial jets while 25 were executive jets. The manufacturer's current offerings include the popular E-Jet series consisting of the Embraer…

American Airlines Places Orders For Two Sets of Regional Aircraft

American Airlines announced two orders for small jets to serve regional routes which have less demand and do not require mainline aircraft. The airline signed an order for 15 Embraer E175 aircraft bringing up the total ordered E175 aircraft to 89 and also signed an order for 15 new Bombardier…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

Delta to Discontinue West Coast Shuttle Service

On Wednesday, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has announced that it will be ending shuttle service for its West Coast flights from its Los Angeles and Seattle hubs. "Shuttle" service within the airline industry often refers to the additional service airlines provide on highly competitive routes. These routes, which are often…

American Adds New Flights to Canada Starting in 2018

As of Nov. 28, American Airlines announced that it will add additional flights to various cities in  Canada throughout 2018. “We began service to Canada over 75 years ago, making it our longest-served international destination,” said Vasu Raja, American’s vice president, Network & Schedule Planning. “The country is filled with…

Traversing Larger Boundaries: The Ever Expanding Reach of Regional Aircraft

Regional aircraft, the small, less than 100 seat airplanes that we see at small airports across the country, are finding themselves on longer routes. The aircraft were originally offered as a way for airlines to serve short routes with less demand using less fuel-intensive aircraft. However, a new trend has…

Skywest Announces Order of 20 Embraer E Jets, Valued at…

As of Oct. 2, SkyWest, a regional airline offering service for a variety of airlines in the U.S., announced an order for 20 Embraer E175 aircraft. This is in addition to the 25 aircraft the airline announced it had ordered last month and is valued at a total of $914…