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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Delta Firms Order for up to 70 Bombardier CRJ900s

Delta Air Lines placed a firm $1.85 billion order for 40 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen jetliners. The order includes options for an additional 30 CRJ900s, which would increase the order to $3.29 billion.

(Delta CRJ900)

The jets will operated by Delta Connection, the regional subsidiary of Delta Air Lines.

“We selected Bombardier’s CRJ900 NextGen aircraft specifically because it is proven to be the most cost-efficient jet aircraft in its class for our operations and this regional jet satisfies perfectly the agreement that we have made with our pilots to add 70 more 76-seat jetliners to our fleet,” said Ed Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines.

The two companies did not announce a projected delivery date for the aircraft. The order from Delta follows a recent large order for Bombardier business jets from VistaJet. More

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