Embraer made another big win this morning with its E-175 in the US.  SkyWest is taking another 20 (a firm order).  Of these, 15 will be the 70-seat (Special Configuration) version which can be retrofitted to 76 seats.  The remaining five will be at the standard 76-seat configuration.

The deal means Embraer has won 45 E-175 orders this year from SkyWest.  The announcement offers no more details.  The thinking among industry people we spoke with is the 70-seaters may be headed to Delta’s regional service.  The other five may be going to Alaska.

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