Heavy-equipment maker Bombardier will ship 10 CRJ900 jets
Montreal - AFP
Chinese regional carrier China Express Airlines has placed an order for 10 Bombardier CRJ900 jets worth $462 million, the Canadian aircraft builder said Thursday.
The order will eventually increase the China Express' all-Bombardier fleet to 38, according to a Bombardier statement.
Based in the southwest city of Chongqing, the nine year old carrier serves 62 cities in China.
The CRJ900 is a regional jet that seats up to 90 passengers, and with the China express deal, Bombardier has racked up 409 firm orders for the aircraft.
"The CRJ900 is the right aircraft for our cooperation with major airlines on code sharing and connecting flights, as well as cooperation with cities. It offers excellent economics and reliability and is well liked by our passengers," China Express president Wu Longjiang said in a statement.