SkyWest Starts 70 Seaters Airline with Embraer Aircrafts

Posted on May 15, 2018 Michael Jones Aviation News

SkyWest is considered one of the major airlines of the United States and it was founded in 1972 with headquarters in St. George, Utah. It is also the largest regional airline in North America judged by fleet size, the number of passengers carried, and a number of destinations served. Established 48 years ago as a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate with headquarters in São José dos Campos, São Paulo State., Embraer Aircraft develops commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft and provides aeronautical industrial services.

SkyWest Airlines’ newest regional jet gave the impression of lacking unusual or special aspects comparing with Embraer 175. Both are indistinguishable. But the most recent addition to SkyWest’s fleet is, in fact, Embraer’s most recent designed E175-SC, a remarkable configuration influenced by the E175 that carries 70 seats set, not the classic load of 76. SkyWest gets a delivery of an aircraft with registration M262SY, which is first E175-SC on 13th March publicized it. Utah-based SkyWest Inc. has orders for 14 more of the type. The E175-SCs are configured in a 70-seat layout and will be operating as Delta Connection," SkyWest tweeted.

The SkyWest Aircraft is the introductory E175-SC provided by Embraer to any airline, and Embraer confirms that SkyWest is the only consumer. "Embraer is in discussions with other airlines about the E175-SC," it adds. Embraer Aircraft revealed the E175-SC last year in September when it publicized that SkyWest placed an order for 15 of the type. Charlie Hills, Embraer’s head of North America sales and marketing said that they started developing the derivate because it mostly concluded manufacturing its dedicated 70-seat aircraft, the E170."The biggest opportunity, we believe, is the 70-seat market. There are over 300 70-seaters in the market in North America today," Hillis said in September. Many of those are old and need to be replaced. We have the perfect tool for that."

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