Monday, February 19, 2007
Bombardier Aerospace Launches 100-Seat CRJ1000 Regional Jet
Scheduled for service in Q4 2009, the new jets has already booked orders from Brit Air with a firm order of eight, plus eight options and My Way, which is converting orders announced in September for 15 CRJ900s. In addition, an undisclosed customer has place a 15-aircraft firm order with a conditional order for an additional 15. The value of the orders is estimated to be over $2 billion if all options are confirmed.
First flight is scheduled for the summer of 2008. With a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) of 91,800 pounds (41,632 kilograms), the CRJ1000 aircraft will offer a maximum range of 1,691 nautical miles (3,139 kilometres) with 100 passengers, under certain operating conditions. Compared to older generation aircraft of similar passenger capacity currently in operation, the CRJ1000 will also respond to today's environmental needs by providing substantially lower fuel consumption and achieving up to 30 per cent reduced carbon dioxide engine emissions, said Bombardier.