Contract options net Bombardier $780 million

Bombardier Aerospace announced recently that Delta Connection has placed a $780 million order for 32 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. Deliveries are scheduled for 2005.

Bombardier Aerospace announced recently that Delta Connection has placed a firm order for 32 50-seat Bombardier CRJ200 regional jets. Deliveries are scheduled for 2005.

The contract value is estimated at $780 million and represents the conversion to firm orders of 32 of the 169 options on the Bombardier CRJ200 held by Delta Connection carriers.

Delta Connection, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, ASA and Comair, already operates the world’s largest Bombardier CRJ fleet with 279 Bombardier CRJ200 and 70-passenger Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft in service.

‘This order is another clear indication that the regional jet success story continues,’ said Steven A Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft.

‘Delta Connection and its carriers are also proving that no other family of regional jets can offer lower cost, or more efficient and profitable services than those provided by the Bombardier CRJ200 and CRJ700,’ added Ridolfi.

Firm orders for the Bombardier CRJ family are now said to stand at 1,356 aircraft.