Posted on: 24 January 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first CRJ900 NextGen regional jet – from an order of three plus two options – to Estonian Air.
"This a fundamental step forward for our company as we continue with our fleet optimisation programme," noted Andrus Aljas, president and CEO, Estonian Air. "To better meet Estonia’s market demands, we require an aircraft with less capacity than our larger jets. The CRJ900 NextGen airliner offers an excellent combination of performance, operating economics and passenger comfort."
Aljas said Estonian Air will use the aircraft mainly on high-demand business destinations.
"Estonian Air is joining seven other European airlines that have ordered or operate a total of 78 CRJ900 regional jets," remarked Gary Scott, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "That represents almost 30 per cent of all CRJ900 aircraft ordered worldwide and is a fine endorsement of the superb qualities of this aircraft.”