J-Air E-170. Courtesy, Embraer

Japan Airlines (JAL) is buying an 11th Embraer E-170 for its regional subsidiary J-Air.

JAL originally purchased 10 E-170s for J-Air in June 2007 (ATW Daily News, Feb. 23, 2007).

Embraer said the amended deal, including the 11th aircraft, is valued at $38 million at list prices. The new E-170 will be powered by GE CF34-8E engines and will be configured for 76 passengers, in a single-class layout. Delivery is planned for the last quarter of 2012, Embraer said in a statement.

J-Air president and JAL executive officer Tsuyoshi Yamamura said the order “continues the process of optimizing its domestic route network, begun in February 2009, when the first E-Jet started commercial service at J-Air” (ATW Daily News, Jan. 29, 2009).

J-Air’s E-170 fleet operates on routes including Tokyo Haneda-Nanki Shirahama and between Osaka Itami (ITM)-Aomori. The airline has re-launched some routes, including ITM-Miyazaki, previously flown with older aircraft.