Republic Airways, the world’s largest E-Jet operator, has firmed up its order for 100 E175 jets announced at the Farnborough Airshow, in July 2018. The airline presently operates 190 examples of 76-seat airliner.
The contract also includes purchase rights for an additional 100 E175s, with conversion rights to the E175-E2, bringing the total potential order up to 200 E-Jets. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020.
Bryan Bedford, Republic’s president and chief executive, said: “This order represents another significant advance in our long-standing partnership with Embraer, and it positions Republic to compete for the more than 300 regional aircraft we anticipate being up for bid during the next five years as existing flying agreements expire with our global codeshare partners”,
Republic Airways has been an Embraer customer for 20 years, as one of its former subsidiaries, Chautauqua Airlines, took delivery of its first ERJ145 in 1999.