Bombardier CRJ900 To Make First Asian Aerospace Appearance

Bombardier Aerospace will showcase its CRJ900 regional jetliner at Asian Aerospace 2006. It will be the aircraft’s first appearance at the biennial event, being held at the Changi Exposition Centre in Singapore from February 20 to 26.

The CRJ900 aircraft will be painted in Bombardier’s new house livery highlighting the CRJ “JetSense” marketing theme that promotes the Bombardier CRJ Series as the most economical and versatile family of regional jets.

“There are more than 260 CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft in operation around the world and they are being highly praised for their superior operating costs, operational flexibility and cabin comfort,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft.

The CRJ900 at Singapore will have 75 leather-covered seats – 10 business class seats at 37-inch (93.98 cm) pitch and 65 economy class seats at 34-inch (86.36 cm) pitch. “Flex” zones at the front and rear of the passenger cabin allow airlines to select cabin configurations and seat pitches to meet their market requirements. The CRJ900 can be fitted with 75 seats in a dual-class layout, and up to 90 seats in an all-economy class layout.

“The CRJ900 airliner is the right-sized jetliner for many airlines in Asia where economic growth and liberalization of traffic rights are stimulating regional air travel,” continued Mr. Ridolfi. “The CRJ900 aircraft will allow airlines to operate medium-length thin routes with a more economical aircraft than the larger jets flying these routes now. This will free up the larger jets for more profitable long-haul flying.

“The CRJ900 aircraft is an adaptable and flexible aircraft and has the best operating economics in its class – 10 per cent lower than the competition. CRJ Series family commonality from the 50-seat CRJ200 through to the 90-seat CRJ900 airliner results in significant savings in crew costs because all models carry the same type rating. There are further savings in spare parts and maintenance.”

As of December 31, 2005 Bombardier had received firm orders for 1,428 CRJ Series aircraft from customers around the world, making the CRJ Series the most successful regional aircraft program in history.

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