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Bombardier sells trio of CRJ aircraft worth US$159M to two customers

Adria Airways signed order for two CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, undisclosed customer ordered one CRJ700 NextGen



MONTREAL—Bombardier Inc. said it has also sold three CRJ regional jets this week.

Long-time customer Adria Airways signed a firm order for two CRJ900 NextGen aircraft valued at US$92-million at list price, although customers typically get large discounts.

The Slovenian member of the Star Alliance network has been a Bombardier customer since 1997 and operates eight regional jets.

“Our Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets have proven to be most efficient and economical assets to increase capacity and replace larger aircraft where passenger loads are insufficient,” CEO Mark Anzur said.

The scheduled and charter airline flies 160 scheduled flights per week to 20 cities throughout Europe.

Also ordering an aircraft is a customer from Latin America, which asked not to be named.

It has signed a firm agreement for one CRJ700 NextGen aircraft for use in unidentified special mission applications.

Possible special mission uses include surveillance, maritime patrol, search and rescue, VIP transport and medical evacuation.

The contract, including ancillary services and modification work on the aircraft, is valued at about US$67-million.

The aircraft’s list price is nearly US$40-million.

The CRJ series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines in some 50 countries and have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers.

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