At the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget Airport, Embraer has announced four deals for its current E-Jets family.

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Heading the list of customers is the United States’ SkyWest Inc., the largest regional-airline company in the world, which signed a firm order for 100 Embraer 175-E2s and took purchase rights on another 100, bringing its total potential order to 200 aircraft. SkyWest becomes the launch customer for the Embraer 175-E2.

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SkyWest, Inc. has placed a firm order for 40 Embraer 175 aircraft, which one or both of its subsidiary regional carriers will operate for the United Express network. Additionally, SkyWest has agreed a reconfirmable order for another 60 Embraer 175s and has also taken options on another 100 Embraer 175s, taking its total potential order up to 200.

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United Airlines has placed a firm order for 30 Embraer 175 jets and optioned 40 more, potentially taking United’s firm order to a total of 70 aircraft. If United Airlines exercises all 40 options, the order has an estimated value of $2.9 billion at current list prices, according to Embraer.

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Kristiansand-based Flynonstop will use the Embraer 190, which it is leasing from a third party, to launch non-stop routes between Kristiansand and key cities in Southern and Central Europe.

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Austral Líneas Aéreas, a company belonging to the Aerolíneas Argentinas Group, has ordered two more Embraer 190s to add to 20 already in service.

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Jetairfly, the Belgian subsidiary of TUI Travel PLC, has received the first of two new Embraer 190 jets leased from Singapore-based aircraft lessor BOC Aviation.

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The order follows the signing of a 12-year capacity purchase deal between American Airlines and Republic Airways Holdings for the regional-airline holding company to acquire 53 Embraer 175 jets, all branded with the newly revealed American Eagle livery and operated by Republic Airlines.

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Ireland-based leasing company Aldus Aviation Limited has placed a firm order for five Embraer 175 and 15 Embraer 190 commercial jets. The contract also includes purchase rights for 15 additional aircraft of any Embraer E-Jets family model.

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Delivery of the first used Embraer 170 will be made in the second quarter of 2013 and delivery of the first new Embraer 190 in the third quarter. All six aircraft are due for delivery to Azerbaijan Airlines before the end of 2013.

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The milestone 900th E-Jet joins Kenya Airways’ existing fleet of 12 Embraer E-Jets, five of which are Embraer 170s and seven of which are Embraer 190s. The airline operates the aircraft from its hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

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The group will lease two Embraer 190 jets from BOC Aviation, a Singapore-based aircraft leasing company. The two Embraer 190s will be delivered in the first half of 2013 to Jetairfly, TUI’s subsidiary airline in Belgium.

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The Embraer 190s will be delivered to Myanma Airways by lessor GECAS by the end of this year and will be the first modern 100-seater jets to be introduced in Myanmar, according to Embraer. This will allow Myanma Airways to begin international operations.

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Conviasa signed a contract on July 31, 2012 to purchase six Embraer 190 single-aisle jets, and took options on an additional 14. The contract also includes a flight simulator and a logistics package to support Conviasa’s Embraer 190 operations for the next five years.

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Belavia’s first Embraer 175, which the carrier is leasing from Air Lease Corporation of Los Angeles, will operate on European routes from Minsk National Airport. The second Embraer 175 is scheduled for delivery later this year.

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The Venezuelan carrier’s first Embraer 190 deliveries are scheduled to take place by the end of 2012. Conviasa’s new Embraer 190s will be configured with 104 seats in a single-class layout.

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After taking delivery of 10 Embraer 170 regional jets, Japan Airlines has signed an amendment to the original June 2007 purchase contract in order to add another new Embraer 170.

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When delivered during the third quarter of 2012, The Embraer 190 will bolster BA CityFlyer’s total fleet size to 14 Embraer E-Jets.

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With the expansion of in-flight Internet across its Airbus A320-family and Embraer 190 fleets, US Airways will have 90 per cent of its mainline domestic fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access. The service will also be expanded to US Airways Express Embraer 170 and 175 jets operated by Republic Airlines.

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