Thursday, December 13, 2012
SkyWest Firms Order for 100 Mitsubishi MRJ90s
St. George, Utah-based SkyWest Airlines placed a firm $4.2 billion order with Japan’s Mitsubishi Aircraft to purchase 100 MRJ90s, with an option for up to 100 additional jets. The deal is worth a total of $8.4 billion if SkyWest confirms to 100 optional MRJ90s.
The 90-seater MRJ90 regional jet is powered by the Pratt & Whitney PW1200G engines. Mitsubishi expects to start deliveries of the new jets beginning in 2017.
"SkyWest believes the MRJ, with its significant advancements in fuel economy, passenger comfort, and environmental friendliness, will be a valued addition to our fleet. We are looking forward to strengthening our relationship with Mitsubishi Aircraft,” said Bradford R. Rich, president of SkyWest.