Bombardier sells jets to Delta

Delta Air Lines has placed a firm order for 30 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets and has taken options on an additional 30 CRJ900 aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace.

The contract value for the 30 firm ordered aircraft, based on CRJ900 aircraft list price, is approximately $1.1bn. If all options are exercised, the value of the contract could rise to $2.3bn.

‘Delta Air Lines and its Delta Connection carriers have been Bombardier CRJ aircraft customers since 1989 and currently operate more than 350 CRJ Series aircraft,’ said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft.

Today’s order announcement increases CRJ Series total firm orders to 1,515 aircraft. As of October 31, 2006, Bombardier had delivered 1,395 CRJ Series aircraft to international customers.