Lessor Falko signs LOIs for up to 24 CS100 aircraft
July 14, 2014, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Falko Regional Aircraft Limited (Falko) has signed two Letters of Intent (LOIs) in relation to the purchase of up to 24 firm Bombardier CS100 mainline jets.
"This year has been instrumental in building a solid relationship with Bombardier as we placed its regional jet and turboprop aircraft into our leasing portfolio and today, we are pleased to take the first step towards adding Bombardier's state-of-the-art CS100 aircraft," said Mark Hughes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance, Falko Regional Aircraft Limited. "As we begin a period of worldwide growth and expansion with a strong pipeline of acquisitions, the CSeries aircraft will figure prominently in our plans. We are confident about its future and positioning in our core marketplace."
"As a long-established leader and visionary in the commercial aircraft market, we are thrilled to welcome Falko to the CSeries aircraft family of customers and lessors. With its clean-sheet design aimed specifically for the 100- to 149-seat market, we are creating the future with the CSeries aircraft," said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "As the fourth lessor to recognize the CSeries aircraft's considerable market potential, Falko brings an impressive amount of knowledge and experience in placing aircraft in this market segment and we are pleased it has placed its confidence in the CS100 aircraft."
As a leading global lessor, Falko has recently placed Bombardier CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft with long-time Bombardier customers Mesa Airlines Inc. and Adria Airways, and has also acquired Q400 aircraft on lease to Croatia Airlines.