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Bombardier confirms US$1.14B CRJ900 purchase

The deal firms-up options originally included as part of a large regional jet order in December 2013.



MONTRÉAL—Bombardier has sold 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets to American Airlines, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group Inc.

The options were originally acquired as part of American’s large regional jet order announced in December 2013.

As previously announced by Bombardier, based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion US.

“Having fostered a relationship that spans over 15 years, Bombardier is proud to once again stand alongside American and its regional subsidiary PSA Airlines as PSA prepares to integrate an additional 24 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft into its all-Bombardier aircraft fleet,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Including this latest order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,858 CRJ Series aircraft, including 384 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and over 60 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft in more than 50 countries on six continents. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.5 billion passengers and have logged more than 41 million flight hours and over 34 million takeoffs and landings.

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