Bombardier Sells Two CRJ900 NextGen Aircraft to ALMA de Mexico
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/08/07 -- Bombardier
Aerospace announced today that AeroLineas MesoAmericanas "ALMA de
Mexico" has signed a firm order for two Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen
The approximate value of the contract, based on the list price for
the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, is $74.4 million U.S.
A fast-growing Mexican regional airline based at Guadalajara, ALMA
began operations in June, 2006. The airline currently operates 15
CRJ200 aircraft and serves 25 destinations in Mexico.
"Passenger traffic on routes developed by the Bombardier CRJ200
aircraft has increased to the point where we require higher capacity
aircraft," said Guillermo Heredia, President and Founder of ALMA.
"Family commonality between the CRJ200 and CRJ900 NextGen regional
jets made the CRJ900 NextGen product the logical choice."
"Seventy-eight CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft have been ordered
since January 1 of this year, with options and purchase rights taken
on another 60 in that period," said Steven Ridolfi, President,
Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Clearly, operating cost advantages
have become powerful incentives favoring the selection of CRJ900 and
CRJ900 NextGen regional jets by operators.
"In addition, customer response to the all-new CRJ NextGen cabin,
which provides an enhanced passenger experience, has been
outstanding," Mr. Ridolfi said.
As of April 30, 2007, Bombardier had delivered 1,423 CRJ Series
regional jets, including 100 CRJ900 aircraft to operators.
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from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
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corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
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