Posted on: 12 July 2014 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Falko Regional Aircraft has signed two Letters of Intent (LOIs) regarding the purchase of up to 24 firm Bombardier CS100s.
“This year has been instrumental in building a solid relationship with Bombardier as we placed its regional jet and turboprop aircraft into our leasing portfolio and today, we are pleased to take the first step towards adding Bombardier's state-of-the-art CS100 aircraft,” explained Mark Hughes, executive vice-president, corporate finance, Falko Regional Aircraft. “As we begin a period of worldwide growth and expansion with a strong pipeline of acquisitions, the CSeries aircraft will figure prominently in our plans. We are confident about its future and positioning in our core marketplace.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Falko to the CSeries aircraft family of customers and lessors,” declared Ray Jones, senior vice-president, sales, marketing and asset management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “As the fourth lessor to recognise the CSeries aircraft’s considerable market potential, Falko brings an impressive amount of knowledge and experience in placing aircraft in this market segment and we are pleased it has placed its confidence in the CS100 aircraft.”
Falko recently placed Bombardier CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with long-time Bombardier customers Mesa Airlines. and Adria Airways, and has also acquired Q400 aircraft on lease to Croatia Airlines.