Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Libyan Airlines of Libya has signed a firm order for three Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. The airline has also taken options on another two CRJ900 aircraft. This order was announced on June 6, 2007, but the identity of the customer was not disclosed.
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the contract for the three firm-ordered aircraft is valued at approximately $108 million US.
Libyan Airlines currently serves 27 destinations with passenger and cargo service in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.
“This purchase represents the launching of our fleet renewal program,” said Eng. Tarek Arebi, Chairman, Libyan Airlines. “The CRJ900 aircraft was selected because we believe it is the type of regional jet that can meet the requirement of domestic and regional routes on our network.”
“We are delighted to have Libyan Airlines as our newest customer for the Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft, said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “We have every confidence that Libyan Airlines will enjoy the same success with this aircraft as other operators have done.”
Including the order announced today, 213 CRJ900 airliners are now in service with, or have been ordered by, Arik Air and Libyan Airlines in Africa, Adria Airways, Air Nostrum, Air One, Atlasjet Airlines, Lufthansa CityLine, MAT Macedonian Airlines, and My Way Airlines in Europe, Delta Air Lines, Mesa Air Group, Northwest Airlines and SkyWest Airlines in North America, and Tatarstan Airlines in Russia. As of April 30, 2007, Bombardier had delivered 1,423 CRJ Series aircraft, including 254 CRJ700, 15 CRJ705 and 100 CRJ900 aircraft to operators.
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