First Enhanced CRJ900 NextGen received by American Airlines

Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first CRJ900 NextGen to American Airlines for operation by the Group’s wholly owned subsidiary PSA Airlines, under the American Eagle brand.

The purchase agreement for 30 of the type was announced in December 2013 and included options on an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

American Airlines is the first customer to take delivery of the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, which provides up to 5.5% fuel burn reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.

“We look forward to integrating the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft into our fleet and to expanding service for our customers,” remarked Keith Houk, president, PSA Airlines. “The new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will provide us with new opportunities and signal a bright future for PSA.”

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