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Planemaker Embraer signs firm order for 9 E175 jets with SkyWest

The logo of Brazilian aviation company Embraer is seen during the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition fair (LABACE) at Congonhas Airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA signed a firm order with SkyWest for nine E175 jets, the company said in a securities filing on Thursday.

Deliveries should start this year in a deal with a total list price of $422 million, Embraer said. With the nine new jets, SkyWest will have under operation 158 E175 planes.

(Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira; Editing by Richard Chang)