Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines has chosen Compass Airlines, a subsidiary of regional-airline holding company Trans States Holdings, to operate the first 20 Embraer 175s from American’s order. All will be operated under the American Eagle regional service brand.

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The aircraft assignment to PSA Airlines follows American Airlines exercising 24 of its 40 options for Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jets on December 30, 2014.

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American Airlines will configure its Embraer 175s with 12 First Class, 20 Main Cabin Extra and 44 Main Cabin seats, providing a total of 76 seats per aircraft. Delivery of the first Embraer 175 from the order for 60 is scheduled for the first quarter of 2015.

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