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American Airlines buys 60 Embraer airliners
SAO PAULO -- Brazilian plane maker Embraer said American Airlines has placed a firm order for 60 E-175 passenger jets for an estimated $2.5 billion.Embraer said Thursday that the contract signed by American Airlines includes options for an additional 90 aircraftDeliveries of the 76-seat regional jets are expected to begin during the first quarter of 2015.Embraer is the world's third-largest commercial aircraft manufacturer behind Boeing and Airbus, and it's the global leader in regional jets.