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Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:05 pm

Republic reveals order for 12 Embraer 170s
(22Mar04, 12:42 GMT)

Republic Airline has disclosed that it has 12 Embraer 170 regional twin-jets on conditional order with the Brazilian manufacturer and options for a further 25 of the type.

Republic Airline is planning to introduce the Embraer 170 into service later this year when it begins operating as a United Express carrier; the company has previously revealed that it intends to acquire up to 16 aircraft.

In a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Republic says that it has agreed to provide its various codeshare partners with 46 more Embraer regional jets over the next 19 months.

It says that 34 of these are covered by firm orders with Embraer and that the remaining 12 comprise an order for the Embraer 170 which is conditional on the carrier’s securing “acceptable financing”.

Republic adds that its 25 options for the Embraer 170 could be converted to the larger Embraer 175, 190 or 195 aircraft.
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PVD757
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:43 am

Interseting news, I like the E170 and hope PVD will get some of those to IAD instead of the 145's...
 
flyinryan99
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:45 am

Are these 170s going to have FC? I know the CR7s do under the UA banner....I was just curious if these were going to also. Thanks!

Ryan
 
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:01 am

Republic Airways Holdings Orders

Indianapolis, IN (March 23, 2004) – Republic Airways Holdings Inc., the parent of Chautauqua Airlines and Republic Airlines announced today the order of up to fifty Embraer 170 aircraft. The order consists of thirteen firm aircraft, twelve conditionally firm aircraft and 25 option aircraft. Under the purchase agreement, delivery of the first thirteen aircraft will begin in July and continue through December 2004. All firm aircraft and three of the conditionally firm aircraft will be operated by Republic Airlines and placed into service with United Airlines as part of their United Express program. The total value of the firm contract is $325 million, with a potential value of more than $1.3 billion if all conditionally firm and option aircraft are converted to firm orders.

“The addition of the Embraer 170 jets to the fleet of Republic Airlines will offer expanded opportunities for our business as network carriers continue to look for larger capacity aircraft capable of offering a true mainline product but at regional jet operating economics,” said Bryan Bedford, Chairman, president and CEO of Republic Airways Holdings. “This order will allow us to further Republic Airways Holdings’ goal of delivering high quality, low cost regional jet lift to our major airline partners.”

“Republic has established itself as a leading provider of regional jet lift. To have our new Embraer 170 aircraft chosen to join Republic’s fleet of aircraft is the highest praise.” said Maurício Botelho, President and CEO of Embraer. “Network carriers that partner with Republic Airlines will find the EMBRAER 170 provides them with the same high standards of cabin comfort and appeal and will offer a truly seamless experience throughout their respective networks.” Republic Airways Holdings through its airline subsidiaries is the third largest operator of Embraer aircraft worldwide.

The EMBRAER 170 seats 70 to 78 passengers. Its unique cross-section provides superior passenger comfort in the form of a larger cabin with maximized cabin width at shoulder level, a wider aisle, larger seats, higher baggage capacity, improved personal space, and increased leg room. Four-abreast seating eliminates undesirable middle seats, facilitates access to both seats and overhead bins. The EMBRAER 170 is powered by twin, under-wing mounted General Electric CF34-8E engines. The EMBRAER 170 has four main doors and offers airlines maximum cabin configuration flexibility for dual class, single class, or higher-density seating arrangements.

Republic Airways Holdings, based in Indianapolis, Indiana is an airline holding company owned by investment funds organized and managed by Wexford Capital LLC, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based investment advisor. Republic currently owns two regional airline subsidiaries: Chautauqua Airlines and Republic Airlines.

Chautauqua Airlines was recently named this year’s Regional Airline of the Year by Air Transport World. The airline is celebrating its Thirtieth anniversary of scheduled commercial passenger service.

Chautauqua Airlines offers scheduled passenger service on more than 500 flights daily to 67 cities in 27 states, Canada and the Bahamas through code sharing agreements with three major U.S. airlines. The all-jet airline currently operates a fleet of 83 Embraer regional jets: 53 ERJ-145s, 15 ERJ-140s and 15 ERJ-135’s. All of its flights are operated under its major airline partner brand, AmericanConnection, Delta Connection and US Airways Express. The airline employs more than 1,900 aviation professionals.

More information on Republic Airways Holdings and its subsidiaries can be found at the company’s website at www.rjet.com.


Date: 3/23/2004
 
UA744Flagship
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 6:08 am

Yes.

All 70+ seaters at United Express will have F class.

Notice the (+)... maybe some 190s/CR9s comin  Smile
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planemaker
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:04 am

By the way, the CRJ700 in United Express configuration is actually only a 64-seater as it has 6 first class seats (37" pitch) and 58 coach seats (at 31" pitch). Mesa's CRJ70's are configured the same. For comparison, Mesa's CRJ900 is an 80-seater (6 First/74 Coach).

E170 vs CRJ700, the E170 seats 78 @ 31" vs the CRJ's 70 @ 31". In dual class, the E170 seats 70 - 6 F (36" pitch) and 64 C (31" pitch) - 6 Coach seats more than the CRJ700.
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 7:14 am

The total value of the firm contract is $325 million

$25 million a pop. Good price. CRJ-700 is $28 Million.
 
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:40 pm

The conditional orders need to be confirmed by 30/06/2004. Why do I think that Republic has taken over some of LX's delivery positions?

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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:56 pm

Man, United Express, with its contract carriers, its going to operate nearly every regional aircraft in operation with this.

B-1900
Dornier 328
Dash-8-200
Saab 340
Bae-146
CRJ
CRJ-700
EMB-120
ERJ-145
EMB-170

And, at least for the time being, J-41's, until the Atlantic Coast contract ends.
Talk about a mess of a fleet, and different in product.

[Edited 2004-03-24 07:02:04]
 
geg2rap
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:16 am

Dor 328? you mean air wisky? those are in the club med for airliners. that is why they Dash 8-200's came along
 
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:36 am

psu,dtw,sce,
what carrier ops the b1900 for ua????also the cr7 op by OO do not have F class, all Y-70
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:55 am

Ah, ok I wasn't sure if the Dornier had all been retired or not, guess they're all gone now.
As for the B-1900's, well technically they're operated by Great Lakes, who isn't officially a UAX provider anymore, but still.

Quite a diverse UAX fleet.
 
syncmaster
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RE: Republic (United Express) Orders 12 E170s

Thu Mar 25, 2004 11:08 am

I love United and all, but UA Express just seems like a huge mess, but I have a feeling that will be one major change when they present their reorganization plans to exit bankruptcy.

Either way, an E170 will look VERY good in UA Express colors, I can see it now...

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