Posted on: 25 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has disclosed that Trident Jet (Jersey) is the previously unidentified customer which placed a firm order for eight CRJ900s and six options in October 2015 – for operation by CityJet on wet lease to SAS – and which has now converted four of those options.
Trident Jet (Jersey) is a sister company to Falko Regional Aircraft, which owns many of the Avro RJs currently operated by CityJet under its own brand.
During a special event (pictured) held at Bombardier's Mirabel, Québec facility, Bombardier and CityJet celebrated the delivery of the first five of the eight CRJ900s ordered last October. Amongst the aircraft delivered was the 400th CRJ900 aircraft bearing serial number 15400.
“As the newest CRJ900 aircraft operator, CityJet is delighted that the keystone 400th CRJ900 aircraft is amongst our fleet that is already delivering high utilisation and high reliability,” commented Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet (far right in pic). “These deliveries are a major milestone for us, being the first brand new aircraft to be delivered to CityJet in its 23-year history. We are equally proud to be operating the eight CRJ900 aircraft on behalf of SAS and look forward to many years of excellent service from the aircraft and a growing collaboration between CityJet and Bombardier.”
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft senior vice-president, commercial, Colin Bole (far left in pic) remarked, “Celebrating new customers is always a pleasure and we also congratulate Trident Jet (Jersey) on its additional CRJ900 aircraft acquisition as well as operator CityJet on the welcome addition to its growing CRJ fleet; this signals the airline's confidence that the CRJ900 will deliver the outstanding performance for which it is well known.”