Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (TSX: BBD) has signed a firm purchase agreement with a customer who requested to remain unidentified, for 10 CRJ900 aircraft, the company said.
Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm agreement is valued at approximately USD472 million.
The CRJ Series family of aircraft has transported almost 1.6 billion passengers to become a large regional jet program that links people and communities.
The CRJ700 regional jet is the lightest aircraft in its category, delivering efficiency, performance and fuel burn savings, while the CRJ900 regional jet is suited for growing markets. The CRJ1000 regional jet, which has the highest passenger capacity in the family, delivers low seat-mile cost in the regional jet market and burns up to 13 per cent less fuel than its competitors.
In North America alone, CRJ series aircraft it account for over 20 percent of all jet departures. Globally, the family operates more than 200,000 flights per month.
The CRJ series aircraft family includes over 100 owners and operators in approximately 40 countries and the worldwide fleet has logged over 43.5 million flight hours.
Including this order, Bombardier has booked a total of 1,902 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft, including 428 CRJ900 aircraft.