Posted on: 13 December 2012 by Mark Howells
Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation and SkyWest, Inc. have concluded a definitive agreement for the airline company to purchase 100 MRJ90 aircraft with options for up to an additional 100 aircraft.
MRJ deliveries to SkyWest are currently anticipated to begin in 2017, with deliveries of executable option aircraft currently anticipated to commence in 2021. Based on the MRJ90 list price, SkyWest’s order for 100 aircraft is valued at $4.2 billion.
"I am absolutely delighted to have reached agreement on this important partnership," declared Hideo Egawa, president, Mitsubishi Aircraft. "Without a doubt, this is a major order and significant boost for the MRJ programme. Mitsubishi Aircraft continues to work hard to deliver our next generation aircraft to our valued customers around the world."
"SkyWest is pleased to have collaboratively reached a definitive agreement with Mitsubishi Aircraft," commented Bradford Rich, president, SkyWest, Inc. "SkyWest believes the MRJ, with its significant advancements in fuel economy, passenger comfort, and environmental friendliness, will be a valued addition to our fleet. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Mitsubishi Aircraft."