European contract for Bombardier

Bombardier Aerospace announced recently that Styrian Spirit of Graz, Austria has signed a contract to acquire one Bombardier CRJ900 jetliner.



“The commonality between the CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft was very important to us in our decision to order a CRJ900 rather than another CRJ700,” said Otmar Lenz, Chief Executive Officer, Styrian Spirit. “We get a larger aircraft, which we need on some of our routes, yet because of the commonality we will save a substantial amount of money on crewing, maintenance and spare parts.”



The Styrian Spirit CRJ900 jetliner will be outfitted with 88 seats and equipped with the Enhanced Performance Package (EPP) certificated in May, 2005.



The EPP provides improved take-off and landing distances by combining the optimization of wing leading-edge devices and a redesigned winglet, which results in an improved lift/drag ratio.


Styrian Spirit began operations on March 24, 2003 with three previously owned Bombardier CRJ200 50-seat jets and later acquired one new CRJ200 and one new CRJ700 airliner from Bombardier Regional Aircraft. The airline currently serves nine destinations in Europe.