The pilots had originally rejected a contract in March which caused American to shrink the regional carriers operation in retaliation.
However, under the new tentative agreement, Envoy will be able to begin upgrading its fleet as of late 2015 and use 50 E-175 aircraft that American has already purchased. An additional 90 E-175 jets could be used by Envoy if American chooses to buy those aircraft which are already on hold with Embraer.
The new tentative agreement will provide Envoy with a modern fleet that fly faster and conserve more jet fuel. Pedro Fábregas, Chief Executive Officer for Envoy, mentioned an additional benefit to the new tentative agreement by saying that the new agreement would “provide Envoy pilots a faster path to a career at American Airlines.”
The new tentative agreement is pending a vote by Envoy pilots, though it is expected to gain enough votes to pass.