By deferring delivery of Embraer E-175 planes, the U.K.'s Flybe airline has paved the way to receive a revamped version of the jet. Embraer's E-Jet is to be re-engined in 2018, and by deferring receipt of 16 jets until that time, Flybe can get the updated version. "It was considered a benefit of the deferral," says Flybe corporate board director Mike Rutter.

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