Mesa receives first of seven CRJ900s for American Eagle ops

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered the first of seven CRJ900 aircraft to Mesa Airlines, which the carrier will operate for American Airlines under the American Eagle brand.

The aircraft delivered is one of a firm order for seven announced on 12 March 2015.

"As the launch customer of the CRJ900 and a Bombardier customer for more than 25 years, we are thrilled to add the newest CRJ900 aircraft to our fleet. Bombardier and the CRJ Series aircraft continue to play a significant role in Mesa's continuing growth strategy," remarked Jonathan Ornstein, chairman and chief executive officer of Mesa. "The CRJ900 aircraft with its advanced technology and enhanced fuel efficiencies remains a reliable and cost-effective regional jet solution for our growing fleet. We would like to thank our longtime friends at Bombardier for their continued collaboration."

The new aircraft increases Mesa's fleet of CRJ900s to 58, reconfirming the airline's standing as one of the largest operators of this aircraft model. Mesa's new CRJ900s from this order are configured with 76 seats in a dual-class interior.

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