Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Air One, the first privately owned Italian airline company, has signed a contract to acquire an additional four 90-seat Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. The transaction represents the conversion to firm orders of four options taken when Air One placed its initial order for six CRJ900 aircraft in 2006.
The value of the contract based on CRJ900 aircraft list prices is approximately $142 million US.
“We are very pleased that Air One has decided to order additional CRJ900 aircraft so quickly after their first order. This is a tribute to the reliability and efficiency of the CRJ900 already in service with the airline,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “The CRJ900 combines passenger comfort with the best economics in its class, and is very environmentally friendly with noise and smoke emissions well below those permitted by international agreements.”
Twelve airlines have now placed firm orders for 175 CRJ705 and CRJ900 aircraft. As of October 31, 2006, 90 of these aircraft had been delivered.
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About Air One
Air One, the first privately owned Italian airline, operates a network with over 23 domestic and six international destinations, with more than 1,900 weekly flights, and with around six million passengers in 2006. The company, already running local, domestic and international services using its new fleet of Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, also has begun to replace its Boeing 737s with the brand new Airbus A320.
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