TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Bombardier
Aerospace announced today that it has received a signed firm order
for six CRJ700 NextGen regional jets. The airline which placed the
order has also taken options on an additional 10 aircraft, and has
requested to remain unidentified at this time.
Based on the list price for the CRJ700 NextGen aircraft, the value of
the order is approximately $207 million US. If all 10 options are
exercised, the value of the order could rise to approximately $562
Including the order announced today, firm orders for the CRJ NextGen
family - the CRJ700 NextGen, CRJ900 NextGen and CRJ1000 NextGen - now
stand at 205 aircraft from 18 airlines. The Bombardier CRJ regional
jet family has now attracted 1,659 firm orders, with 1,471 delivered
as of January 31, 2008.
CRJ NextGen Aircraft
Bombardier's CRJ NextGen aircraft were launched in 2007 and are
achieving improved economics compared to earlier CRJ Series aircraft.
These improvements come from fuel burn savings of up to four per cent
and direct maintenance cost reductions achieved through lower
airframe maintenance requirements. Maintenance schedule intervals
have been increased, and tasks have been harmonized to reduce
aircraft down time and labour over the life of the aircraft.
With their reduced fuel burn, the CRJ NextGen aircraft are responding
to today's environmental challenges by offering further reduction to
green house gas emissions compared to their nearest competitors.
CRJ NextGen aircraft interiors include improvements designed with the
overall passenger experience in mind. The passenger windows have been
enlarged and the overhead bins have been modified to accommodate
larger roller bags as well as optimized to store more bags. The
addition of LED lighting has brightened the cabin environment while
highlighting the improved aesthetics achieved with the new ceiling
panel design and dished window sidewalls.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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