São José dos Campos, March 8, 2004 – Embraer announced today that U.S. launch customer US Airways has taken delivery of its first two EMBRAER 170 airliners. The company ordered 85 EMBRAER 170 jets and took options on an additional 50 in May 2003. US Airways plans to put the airplanes into service in early April.
The EMBRAER 170 was awarded type certification from Brazilian, U.S. and European authorities last February, paving the way for deliveries to start in key markets of the world.
US Airways is the nation’s seventh-largest airline, serving nearly 200 destinations in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,200 flights per day.
The EMBRAER 170 is the first of a four-member family of commercial jets specifically designed for the untapped 70- to 110-seat market, providing passengers with unparalleled cabin comfort and baggage space, and carriers with excellent operating economics, performance, and reliability.