Republic Airways Will Fly Historic Bird
Aero-News has learned Embraer delivered its 400th E-Jet
Thursday, in a ceremony held at the company’s headquarters in
São José dos Campos, Brazil. The aircraft, an Embraer
175, was ordered by US-based Republic Airlines, a subsidiary of
Republic Airways Holdings.
"The delivery of the 400th E-Jet confirms the outstanding
worldwide reception given to this aircraft family, and we are proud
that it is going to our good friends at Republic Airways Holdings,"
said Frederico Fleury Curado, Embraer President and CEO. "Our drive
for customer satisfaction and the cutting-edge design and
performance of our products have repeatedly brought airlines back
to increase their orders and convert their options, in eloquent
testimony that Embraer is on the right track."
Embraer's relationship with Republic dates back to 1999, when
Chautauqua Airlines, also a subsidiary of Republic Airways
Holdings, took delivery of its first ERJ 145 for US Airways Express
Republic Airways is the largest E-Jets operator in the world
with 110 aircraft -- 76 Embraer 170s and 34 Embraer 175s –
under the colors of US Airways Express, United Express and Delta
Connection. Chautauqua Airlines also operates the three models of
the ERJ 145 family – the ERJ 135, the ERJ 140 and the ERJ 145
– totaling 90 aircraft, under the colors of Delta Connection,
United Express, Continental Express and US Airways Express.
"We are thrilled to accept delivery of the 400th Embraer E-Jet
from our good friends in São José dos Campos. This is
a wonderful milestone for Embraer and for Republic. The E-Jets
family has helped our company compete successfully in a very
challenging environment over the past four years. This delivery
represents the 111th E-Jet flying at Republic and will join our
fleet of 90 ERJ 145 family aircraft," said Bryan Bedford Chairman,
President and CEO of Republic Airways Holdings, parent of
Chautauqua Airlines, Republic Airlines and Shuttle America.
The jet is configured with a single-class interior with seating
for 86 passengers. The historic delivery comes a little over seven
months after the 300th E-Jet was delivered to Northwest
Airlines, in October 2007.