Posted on: 12 February 2016 by Mark Howells
PSA Airlines has taken delivery of its 100th CRJ Series aircraft, one of 24 CRJ900s ordered by American Airlines in December 2014 for operation under the American Eagle brand.
PSA’s fleet is composed entirely of CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft.
"We are pleased to add the 100th CRJ Series aircraft to our growing fleet," remarked Dion Flannery, president, PSA Airlines. "The CRJ Series regional jets are instrumental in allowing PSA to fulfil its mission of transporting satisfied customers to their destinations safely and on time.
"We are proudly becoming one of the largest regional service providers for American and we're also on track to soon become the operator of the world's largest all-Bombardier fleet of commercial aircraft," added Flannery.
PSA also signed a heavy maintenance agreement with Bombardier Services Corporation that extends the current agreement between the parties by two years. Under the new deal, all heavy maintenance tasks for the airline's fleet will be performed at Bombardier's West Virginia Air Center.
“Bombardier prides itself in offering world-class maintenance services and has long been the service provider of choice for many airlines," declared Todd Young, vice-president and general manager, customer services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "We are pleased to have PSA Airlines' vote of confidence as it extends its maintenance agreement for another two years.”
Bombardier has booked a total of 1,883 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft.