Trans States Holdings, the parent company of U.S. regional carriers Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines, has ordered 50 Embraer 175-E2 jets and optioned 50 more.
Announcing the order on July 14, 2014, on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014, Embraer said deliveries of the aircraft to Trans States Holdings are scheduled to begin in June 2020.
The order, which Embraer values at approximately $2.4 billion at list prices, is subject to certain conditions. It will be added to Embraer’s firm order backlog when these conditions are met and final confirmation of the aircraft order is received from Trans States, the manufacturer says.
Each of Trans States Holdings’ Embraer 175-E2 jets will be configured with 76 seats in a dual-class layout.
“We are very excited to announce this agreement on the E2, which expands our relationship with Embraer,” says Richard Leach, president of Trans States Holdings Inc. “Our partnership has spanned well over two decades, and now, due to this agreement, will be expanding decades more into the future.
Adds Leach: “The improved performance and cost savings technologies the E2 will bring to the marketplace will enhance Trans States Holdings’ ability to provide industry-leading solutions in fuel burn, maintenance costs, environmental impact and performance through cutting-edge technological advancements to our major airline customers.”
Leach continues: “This announcement also reaffirms our commitment to the value of the geared-turbofan technology and our confidence in the expertise of our Embraer partners to produce an industry-leading and revolutionary new aircraft.”
The three aircraft in the new Embraer E-Jets E2 family ( the 175-E2, 190-E2, and 195-E2) are powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1000G geared-turbofan engines, have new aerodynamically advanced wings and full fly-by-wire flight controls, according to Embraer.
They will also incorporate systems advances that will reduce external noise levels and offer double-digit savings in fuel burn, maintenance costs, and CO2 emissions. says the manufacturer.
Trans States Holdings, Inc. is the largest privately held regional-airline holding company in the United States and the parent company of three regional airlines.
It has codeshare relationships with American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways, and carries more than 11 million passengers annually.
Together, Trans States’ three carriers operate more than 600 daily flights, serving over 100 cities. The company employes over 3,300 employees and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.