WRAPUP 1-American Air orders regional jets worth about $4 bln
* Carrier orders 60 jets from Embraer, 30 from Bombardier
* American goes from "one of oldest fleets to one of newest"
* Embraer sees 2014 as "good year" for commercial jet sales (Combines Embraer and Bombardier details, adds analyst comment, details on fleet upgrade)
Dec 12 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said on Thursday it ordered 90 regional jets from Embraer SA and Bombardier Inc in deals worth about $4 billion at list prices as it upgrades to a more efficient fleet to lower operating costs.
The new carrier, formed when AMR Corp and US Airways completed a merger this week, is buying 60 Embraer E175 planes valued at $2.5 billion, and 30 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen planes worth about $1.42 billion.
American has options for an additional 40 Bombardier jets and another 90 Embraer planes.
If all of the options are exercised, the total deal value could top $9 billion.
Shares of Brazil's Embraer were up 1.2 percent, while Canada's Bombardier was about flat in Toronto trading. American Airlines fell 1 percent to $25.75 in Nasdaq trading.
After the American announcement, Embraer said it expected a "good year" for commercial jet sales in 2014, with Eastern Europe and Russia among the most promising regions for new business. Continued...