American Airlines, still at odds with regional subsidiary Envoy Air over modifying their current pilot agreement to add more large regional jets, has placed a third of its Embraer 175 backlog with Compass Airlines. The deal commits 20 of 60 E175 American ordered in December to Compass, but leaves the door open for a deal expansion. "The opportunity to grow our operation for American beyond the 20 initial E175s we have been awarded also points to a bright future for Compass and our ...

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