S�o José dos Campos, November 4, 2010 - Embraer and Republic Airways Holdings, the
operator of the largest fleet of E-Jets in the world, have completed contract negotiations for
the purchase of up to 24 EMBRAER 190 jets, plus 24 options, with conversion rights to
EMBRAER 195s. This contract follows a previously announced Letter of Intent (LOI)
signed at this year's Farnborough Airshow, in July.
Six of the 24 E-Jets are firm orders. The other 18 aircraft should be confirmed on or before
April 15, 2011. The new E-Jets - the 99-seat EMBRAER 190 AR and the 116-seat
EMBRAER 195 AR - will be operated by Republic Airlines for Frontier Airlines, the lowcost
carrier that was acquired by the group in 2009. Both aircraft will be configured with
Embraer's new slim seats, which are less bulky and offer more space to passengers.
"This latest order from Republic for larger aircraft demonstrates not only its confidence in
the future but also its endorsement of the versatility of our E-Jets product line," said Paulo
César de Souza e Silva, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market. "After delivering
700 E-Jets to carriers around the world, it's gratifying to see the largest E-Jet operator
continuing to find new opportunities for our airplane family."
Republic Airlines has been an Embraer customer for more than ten years, when one of its
subsidiaries, Chautauqua Airlines, took delivery of its first ERJ 145 in 1999. The
Indianapolis-based company currently has 144 E-Jets and 78 aircraft of the ERJ 145 family in
its fleet. The aircraft are operated by a network of subsidiaries, including Chautauqua
Airlines, Republic Airlines, Shuttle America, and Frontier Airlines.
"We are pleased to build on our well-established partnership with Embraer through this
latest order for the EMBRAER 190 aircraft," said Bryan Bedford, Chairman, President and
CEO of Republic Airways Holdings. "The E-Jets are a favorite among our passengers
because of their comfort and amenities. They play an integral and growing role in our
Frontier Airlines operations."
Source: EMBRAER AND REPUBLIC CONFIRM DEAL FOR EMBRAER 190 JETS
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