Embraer, Brazilian airplane manufacturer, announced today, in São José dos Campos, in the interior of the state of São Paulo, the delivery of the 900th jet of the ERJ 145 family.
The aircraft, an ERJ 135 with 37 seats, was delivered to Luxair of Luxembourg. The airplane, according to the company, will be used in flights between Luxembourg and London “and also in longer routes” in the airline’s schedule.
The ERJ 145 family is composed by, as well as the ERJ 135, the ERJ 140, which has the capacity for 44 passengers, and the ERJ 145, with 50 seats.
The regional jets line is the Brazilian company’s greatest sales success. Embraer currently leads the segment formed by aircrafts with up to 110 seats.
January 19, Embraer announced that Republic Airways Holding ordered another 16 units of the Embraer 170, commercial jet with the capacity to carry between 70 and 78 passengers.
The North American company, according to the Embraer press release, also made 34 new purchase options of the model, which may, or not, be converted into firm orders in the future.
The order, according to the Brazilian company, increased to 39 the number of firm orders made by Republic and to 61 the number of options for the purchase of the Embraer 170.
According to Embraer, the value of the contract signed yesterday is of US$ 400 million, if considered the list price for the aircraft. If all options are converted, the value of the deal may reach US$ 1.5 billion, according to the company.
Republic, according to Embraer, will use the aircrafts in services for Delta Airlines, through the operator Delta Connection.