American Airlines has ordered 60
E175s that it will operate as American Eagle flights. The transaction includes options for 90 more
E175s bringing the total order to 150 aircraft.
The first E175 from this contract is planned to be delivered in the
first quarter of 2015. These airplanes
are in addition to the E175s that Republic Airways is flying for American Eagle
under a 12-year capacity purchase agreement.
To date, 15 American Eagle E175s are flying to such cities as Chicago,
Albuquerque, New Orleans and Pittsburgh.
The E175s are configured with 76
seats in three seating zones. There are
12 seats in a dedicated first class cabin, 20 in Main Cabin Extra, American’s
premium economy section with 34-inch pitch, and 44 seats in the main cabin with
30-inch pitch. All of American Eagle’s
E175s are equipped with Wi-Fi so that passengers can stay connected throughout
the flight. The E175 is the first American
Eagle jet to have full-sized overhead bins that can accommodate standard-sized
Three-zone seating has been
featured on E-Jets ever since United Express configured its first E170s with
First Class, Economy Plus and Economy class to provide product consistency with
larger mainline aircraft in its fleet.
Delta Connection also operates three-cabin seating on its E175s.
American Eagle and Embraer share
a long history. The airline has 177
Embraer jets, notably the E135 and E145, making its Embraer fleet one of the
largest in the world. In the USA, Delta
Connection flies 41 ERJs and 72 E-Jets, and 38 ERJs and 38 E-Jets are flying
for United Express.