Flybe orders 35 Embraer ERJ 175s

Flybe (Exeter) signed a contract for the acquisition of 35 Embraer ERJ 175 regional jets at the Farnborough International Air Show. The deal includes 65 options and 40 purchase rights, giving the order a potential for 140 175s.

The ERJ 175 jets will be configured in a single-class layout, seating up to 88 passengers. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2011.

Flybe currently operates the larger ERJ 195.