Bombardier awarded $261m

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Bombardier Aerospace announced this week that Pluna Líneas Aéreas Uruguayas of Montevideo, Uruguay has signed a firm order for seven CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. The airline has also taken options on an additional eight CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

The value of the contract for the firm-ordered CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, based on list prices, is approximately $261m. The contract value could increase to approximately $571m if all the options are exercised.

Pluna, the national airline of Uruguay, was founded in 1936 and currently serves Montevideo, Asuncion, Buenos Aires, Porto Alegre, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo in South America and Madrid, Spain.

‘The CRJ900 NextGen regional jet is ideally sized for our market; it has the low operating economics, cabin comfort and proven high reliability that we require,’ said Matias Campiani, Chief Executive Officer, Pluna. ‘The addition of the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will enhance our ability to serve our regional markets with more frequent and more cost-effective service.’