United Airlines orders 30 regional jets from Brazil's Embraer

Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:40pm EDT
 
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA: Quote), the world's third-largest commercial planemaker, booked an order from United Airlines on Monday for 30 regional jets, the latest in a string of orders for smaller aircraft by major U.S. airlines.

The E-175 jets will form part of the United Express fleet controlled by industry leader United Continental (UAL.N: Quote). The order includes options for as many as 40 additional aircraft for a total of $2.9 billion at current list prices.

(Reporting by Brad Haynes)

 
An Embraer ERJ-170 plane from United is seen at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey November 15, 2012. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz