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Nordic Aviaiton Capital orders 12 CRJ1000 aircraft

June 21, 2012, Montreal - Bombardier Aerospace has won an order from Danish leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital for 12 CRJ1000 aircraft that will be leased to Garuda Indonesia airlines.


June 21, 2012
By Carey Fredericks

The firm order is valued at US$595 million at list prices.

Garuda is the launch customer in the Asia-Pacific region for Bombardier's latest regional jet. It directly ordered six aircraft in February and has options for 18 more planes.

The Jakarta-based airline founded in 1949 operates 92 commercial aircraft serving 31 domestic and 19 international destinations.

Nordic Aviation Capital is one of the world's largest lessors of regional aircraft with more than 160 turboprop and jet aircraft serving more than 30 customers in 20 countries.

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The order and another leasing company transaction on behalf of Air Norstrum in Spain "illustrate that these aircraft present attractive financing and leasing opportunities for airlines and investors,'' stated Bombardier commercial aircraft president Mike Arcamone.

"The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft's superior economics, outstanding fuel economy and excellent passenger comfort ideally meet our requirement for 100- seat aircraft; and the acquisition of these 12 additional aircraft via Nordic Aviation Capital is integral to our network expansion from five regional hubs,'' added Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar.

Bombardier has received 1,729 firm orders for its CRJ series aircraft, with 1,665 delivered as of March 31 to more than 60 airlines around the world. More than 30 customers also operate corporate variants of the aircraft.

Bombardier said on average a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world.