Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Mesa Air Group, Inc of Phoenix, Arizona has placed a firm order for 20 Bombardier CRJ700(i) and CRJ900(i) regional jets.
The order is estimated to be worth $637 million and represents the conversion of 20 of the 40 options that Mesa holds on the Bombardier CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft.
Mesa Air Group currently operates 69 Bombardier CRJ aircraft including 43 CRJ200, 15 CRJ700 and 11 CRJ900 aircraft. In addition, a further 11 CRJ200 from Midway Airlines will soon join its fleet.
When the delivery of this recent order is complete Mesa Air Group will operate 114 Bombardier CRJ aircraft and will have options on another 20 regional jets.
‘This order is yet more evidence that the regional airline revolution is continuing, and that Bombardier continues to lead the market in regional jets,’ said Steven A. Ridolfi, president, Bombardier Aerospace.
Firm orders for the Bombardier CRJ family now stand at 1,309, with 1,015 delivered to 37 customers.