Bombardier sells 20 more CRJ200 aircraft

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 April 2000




(2000), "Bombardier sells 20 more CRJ200 aircraft", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 72 No. 2.



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Bombardier sells 20 more CRJ200 aircraft

Bombardier sells 20 more CRJ200 aircraft

Keywords: Bombardier Aerospace, Sky West Airlines

Bombardier Aerospace announced recently that Sky West Airlines of St George, Utah has signed a follow-on firm order for 20 CRJ200* Series regional jets and taken options on a further 20 aircraft.

Value of today's firm order is approximately US$470 million (Cdn$694 million). Deliveries under this new order are scheduled to begin in November 2000.

The sale brings Bombardier's order intake for the 50-seat CRJ to a record 167 aircraft during the calendar year, a 35 percent increase over the 123 CRJ sales last year.

It was the third CRJ order from SkyWest in 1999. The carrier ordered 25 CRJ200 LR aircraft in January and ten more in April. Deliveries for these earlier aircraft will begin in June.

The transaction increases to 65 the number of firm orders that Sky West has placed for the 50-seat CRJ. The carrier has options for an additional 55 aircraft. Sky West was the first US airline to sign on with the Canadair Regional Jet 1 program - in 1989, before the program was officially launched - and the first aircraft entered service with Sky West on March 24, 1994 from its hub at Salt Lake City. The carrier currently operates 11 CRJ aircraft as Delta Connection.

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