Binter joins Bombardier family of CRJ1000 operators

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Spain-based Binter to the family of CRJ1000 operators, the company said.

Bonter will expand its network with the newest CRJ1000 aircraft under a leasing agreement with Air Nostrum of Valencia, Spain. The CRJ1000 aircraft was delivered to Air Nostrum on March 30, 2017. The aircraft delivery increases Air Nostrum´s fleet of CRJ Series regional jets to 36 – including 19 CRJ1000.

The CRJ1000 regional jet, which has the highest passenger capacity in the family, delivers the lowest seat-mile cost in the regional jet market and burns up to 13% less fuel than its competitors.

In North America alone, the CRJ Series family accounts for over 20% of all jet departures. Globally, the family operates more than 200,000 flights per month. It includes over 100 owners and operators in 49 countries, and the worldwide fleet has logged more than 45 million flight hours. To date, Bombardier has booked firm orders for 1,912 CRJ Series aircraft.

Montréal, Canada-based Bombardier (TSX: BBD.A, BBD.B; OTCQX: BDRBF) is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Together with its subsidiaries, it manufactures and sells transportation equipment worldwide. The company operates in four segments: business aircraft, commercial aircraft, aerostructures and engineering services, and transportation. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the company posted revenues of USD 16.3bn.