Bombardier Signs Japan Airlines For Two More CRJ200 50-Seat Jets

Bombardier Aerospace confirms that Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (JAL) has signed a contract to acquire two Bombardier CRJ200 50-seat regional jets on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary, J-AIR.

“Based on the strong performance of the Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft in their fleet, its passenger appeal and outstanding economics, we are delighted to see Japan Airlines placing a repeat order for the Bombardier CRJ200,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft.

This transaction raises to eight the number of Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft ordered by JAL on behalf of J-AIR since its initial order for two aircraft in January 2000. J-AIR provides domestic services in southwestern Japan from its base at Komaki.

“Bombardier’s regional aircraft, both CRJ jets and Q Series turboprops, are now in service with eight operators in Japan. Those eight airlines have placed firm orders for a total of 45 aircraft, including 10 CRJ200 and 35 Q Series turboprops, making Bombardier Aerospace the market leader for regional aircraft in Japan,” added Mr. Ridolfi.

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For information:
Bert Cruickshank
Bombardier Aerospace
(416) 375-3030