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.