In a deal that gives Republic 50 new Embraer 175 aircraft to fly for United, Republic will swap out the existing Q400’s for Embraer 175’s to Flybe a European carrier. The Embraer 175 aircraft should arrive in summer of 2015 and continue through 2017. To balance this Republic is expected to remove 31 Q400 aircraft starting in 2015, that will be intended for Flybe airlines.

As part of the deal with United the contract expiration date for the existing Embraer 170’s were moved to 2019-2022.

These changes have been reflected in the Republic airline pilot demand projections on the website.

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