On the first day of the 2019 Paris Airshow on 17th June, Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced a firm order for 20 E175s, with options for a further 19. United Express already operates a number of Embraer E170 and E175 aircraft, but these are operated for United, in branding, by subcontracted airlines.
In addition, on the 18th June at a press conference at the show, Embraer announced that Fuji Dream Airlines had placed an order for an additional two E175 aircraft, bringing its Embraer exclusive fleet to a total of 15 aircraft. The Japanese carrier’s existing fleet consists of three E170 and ten E175 aircraft.
In the same press conference, it was also announced that Binter Canarias (which will be the European launch customer for the Embraer E195-E2) has placed an order for two more E195-E2s, bringing is order total to five aircraft. The first E195-E2 will be delivered to global launch customer, Azul Brazilian Airlines, in late 2019 with Binter’s first delivery to follow shortly after.
Matt is a Berlin-based writer and reporter for International Flight Network. Originally from London, he has been involved in aviation from a very young age and has a particular focus on aircraft safety, accidents and technical details.