Embraer formally added the previously announced Republic Airways order for up to 94 E-175s to its first-quarter backlog. The purchase agreement comprises 47 firm orders and options for an additional 47.
The US Bankruptcy Court earlier this month approved the capacity purchase agreement. Republic will operate the 76-seat E-175 aircraft under the American Eagle brand in the American Airlines regional network. The purchase agreement was originally announced in January.
American Eagle pilots in February filed a formal objection to the capacity purchase agreement with Republic.