SkyWest Inc.’s order for 100 new Embraer 175 aircraft includes 60 that are considered conditional, which the U.S. regional carrier’s CFO says enables the carrier to obtain delivery slots without making a definitive commitment to acquire the jets until it knows it will have an airline partner to make use of them. “SkyWest does not wish to speculate on aircraft,” Michael Kraupp tells Aviation Week. “Our deal with Embraer allows for delivery slots so we can market such to the major ...
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