Airline orders four CRJ700 Nextgen aircraft
June 23, 2008, Toronto - Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it has received a signed firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen regional jets.
June 23, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
June 23, 2008, Toronto – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has received a signed firm order for four CRJ700 NextGen regional jets. The airline, which placed the order, has also taken options on an additional four CRJ700 NextGen aircraft and has requested to remain unidentified at this time.
Based on the list price for the CRJ700 NextGen
aircraft, the firm order contract is valued at approximately $146
million US. If all four options are exercised, the value could rise to
approximately $ 302 million US.
“Orders for our CRJ Series NextGen aircraft since the NextGen
program was introduced in the spring of 2007, are very encouraging,”
said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial aircraft. “This
transaction increases those firm orders to 213 aircraft from 19
customers. Clearly, the family resonates well with our customers and
our investment in the program has been well justified.”
Bombardier’s CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen airliners have all-new interiors and improved economics compared to earlier CRJ Series aircraft. These
improvements come from fuel burn savings of up to four per cent and
direct maintenance cost reductions because of lower airframe
Bombardier has now received orders for 1,667 CRJ Series aircraft, and as of April 30, 2008, 1,485 had been delivered to customers.