$215 million CRJ900 sale

Bombardier Aerospace announced yesterday that Italy’s Air One has signed a $215 million contract to acquire six 90-passenger Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets.

Bombardier Aerospace announced yesterday that Air One of Rome, Italy, has signed a contract to acquire six 90-passenger Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. Air One has also taken options on four additional CRJ900 aircraft.

The list price value for the aircraft on firm order is approximately $215 million.

Air One joins partner airline Lufthansa, Air Nostrum and Atlasjet as European customers for the CRJ900 regional jet. Air One is Italy’s second-largest airline and recently placed an order for 30 Airbus A320 aircraft to replace the 30 Boeing 737 currently in service with the airline.

Bombardier Aerospace, the world’s third-largest manufacturer of civil aircraft, had by January 31, 2006, delivered close to 2,100 regional aircraft to airlines around the world.

Separately, Bombardier Transportation has been awarded a £30.6 million contract by First ScotRail in the UK for fleet support of their Class 170 Bombardier built Turbostar trains.

According to Bombardier, this project will bring increased reliability to the train operator’s diesel Turbostar fleet using advanced monitoring and diagnostic techniques.

Under the fleet support agreement, Bombardier will provide, until 2011, technical support, remote monitoring and diagnostic systems and spare parts and maintenance materials for the 59 Turbostar trains, that operate services in Scotland.

An additional contract, valued at £1.7 million, has also been agreed for the delivery and installation of Passenger Information Systems (PIS) on First ScotRail’s Class 158 diesel trains, as well as the upgrade of the existing PIS equipment on the earlier Class 170 trains. This work will be carried out at Haymarket depot in the UK.