American Airlines is buying 15 more Embraer EMB-175 76 seat regional jets.
American Airlines EMB-175 Operated by Republic
These aircraft will go to American Airlines wholly-owned regional carrier Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle) and are expected to be delivered starting in 2020. Likely for reasons of fleet commonality and price they did not opt for the potentially more comfortable E-2 variant of the plane.
With a list price of $705 million for these aircraft it’s a closer guess that American is paying half of that.
American Airlines EMB-175 Operated By Republic in Miami
Cranky Flier dismisses this as the fault of prior management but in the spring ordered 47 Boeing 787s, picked up used Airbus A319s, picked up Bombardier CRJ-900s and picked up Embraer EMB-175s as well and that wasn’t current management’s first order of planes.