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Bombardier signs firm order for 15 CRJ900s with American Airlines, worth US$719M

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 regional jets


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The CRJ900 aircraft in American Airlines livery. PHOTO: Bombardier

MONTREAL—Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced May 3 that it has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc.

The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900, the firm order is valued at approximately US$719 million.

The CRJ Series is a line of regional jets in the 70-100 seat segment, featuring three aircraft with a common engine: CRJ1000, CRJ900 and CRJ700.

“We are pleased with American’s continued confidence in Bombardier and the CRJ900 aircraft,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “This order is a testament to the tremendous value that the CRJ Series provides to airlines in the North American regional market. With its outstanding economics and new cabin design, the CRJ900 continues to offer unique revenue growth opportunities, while delivering the most modern regional jet cabin features in line with today’s trends and requirements.”

American Airlines intends to take delivery in the second quarter of 2019.


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