Posted on: 26 October 2011 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that a Chinese airline, which has asked to remain unidentified at present, has signed a conditional purchase agreement for six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.
The deal is the first for CRJ900s in China and includes options for an additional five of the type.
“Since the introduction of the original Canadair Regional Jet in 1992, Bombardier’s CRJ Series aircraft have become the best-selling regional aircraft programme in history and we look forward to welcoming more operators in China,” remarked Guy Hachey, president and COO, Bombardier Aerospace.
“Bombardier predicts that over the next 20 years, China’s fleet of commercial aircraft will grow as it becomes the world’s second largest market for new aircraft deliveries, following closely behind the United States,” added Andy Solem, vice-president, sales, China, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We predict a demand for almost 2,400 commercial aircraft in the 60- to 149-seat segment in China and are working closely with local airlines, suppliers and stakeholders to assist in fleet and infrastructure expansion.”