Posted on: 10 February 2012 by Ross McSweeny
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that an airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a firm order for six CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and taken options on a further 18.
Based on the list price of the aircraft, the airline’s firm order is valued at approximately $297 million and could increase to approximately $1.32 billion should all 18 options be exercised.
"The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft continues to perform beyond expectations with its current operators, and we are thrilled to welcome another customer," said Mike Arcamone, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is achieving the lowest seat mile cost in its market segment; delivering exceptional reliability; and contributing to more sustainable aviation with its reduced environmental footprint."
CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and have logged more than 31 million flight hours and 26 million take-off and landing cycles. In addition to airline operations, more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of CRJ Series aircraft.
Including this order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,715 CRJ Series aircraft, with 1,661 delivered as of 31 December 2011.