SkyWest, Inc. en SkyWest says buying Embraer jets <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SkyWest, Inc. announced Tuesday it has struck an agreement with Brazil's Embraer for the purchase of 100 new E175 jet aircraft, with 40 considered firm deliveries.</p> <p>The deal also includes options for an additional 100 E175 aircraft from the Brazilian planemaker and would be valued at $8.3 billion if all 200 jets are ordered, the US company said in a statement.</p> <p>Deliveries of the initial 40 aircraft -- configured with 76 seats -- are expected to start in the second quarter of 2014 and continue through the middle of 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href=""><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation SkyWest Inc. SkyWest, Inc. Transport AFP Tue, 21 May 2013 12:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5842806 at