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Bombardier Lands US$773Million Order

Nov. 30, 2007, Toronto, Ont. - Bombardier Aerospace has won a US$773-million order from SkyWest to supply 22 more regional jets.


November 30, 2007
By Carey Fredericks

Nov. 30, 2007, Toronto, Ont. – Bombardier Aerospace has won a
US$773-million order from SkyWest Inc. of St. George, Utah, to
supply 22 more regional jets.

The deal for 18 CRJ700 NextGen jets and four CRJ900 NextGen jets
includes 22 options that SkyWest can apply to either aircraft,
Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. said Friday.

It's the first order for CRJ NextGen aircraft by SkyWest, which
through its SkyWest Airlines and Atlantic Southeast Airlines
subsidiaries, already operates the world's largest CRJ fleet, with
363 aircraft.

Its fleet includes 244 CRJ200, 102 CRJ700 and 17 CRJ900 regional
jets.

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The CRJ700 NextGen aircraft, with 66 seats in a three-class
configuration, will be operated under SkyWest's United Express
banner, while the four CRJ900 NextGen jets, with 76 seats in a
two-class arrangement, will be operated under SkyWest's Delta
Connection banner.

“We are very excited to have SkyWest become the 12th customer to
select the CRJ NextGen aircraft since the program was launched in
May,'' said Steven Ridolfi, president of  Bombardier Regional
Aircraft, with operations based in Toronto.

The order “builds on operational efficiencies and aircraft
reliability that SkyWest has enjoyed for 15 years as a CRJ U.S.
launch customer,'' said Jerry Atkin, chairman and CEO of SkyWest
Inc.

Including this transaction, Bombardier has recorded firm orders
for 1,623 CRJ Series aircraft. As of Oct. 31, 1,452 of them had been
delivered to operators around the world.