Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen Airliner En Route To Airshow China 2008

The CRJ900 NextGen regional jet is en route to Zhuhai for the China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China 2008). A global success story, the 90-seat CRJ900 NextGen aircraft is one of Bombardier’s largest and most advanced regional jets in production.

“The CRJ NextGen family of aircraft is optimized for medium-haul applications and is a benchmark for regional jet efficiency in the 60- to 100-seat market on the strength of better economics, including lower fuel burn,” said Jim Dailly, Senior Vice President, Sales, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

The CRJ900 NextGen jet will be on display in Zhuhai from November 4 to 6. With over 125 orders, the CRJ900 NextGen regional jet is the best-selling member of the CRJ NextGen aircraft family. The 70- to 78-seat CRJ700 NextGen jet has attracted 54 orders and the 100-seat CRJ1000 NextGen jet has 45 orders from four airlines. The CRJ1000 NextGen jet prototype made its inaugural flight from Mirabel, Quebec on September 3, 2008 and has embarked on its flight test program with certification and initial deliveries scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2009.

The Canadair Regional Jet (later re-named the CRJ regional jet) launched modern regional aviation in 1992. Today, more than 1,500 CRJ Series aircraft have been delivered to operators worldwide.

Currently, five commercial airlines in China operate a total of 25 CRJ Series aircraft. The airlines include China Eastern Yunnan Airlines, China Express Airlines, Kunpeng Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Shanghai Airlines. In addition, government agencies operate a total of 12 corporate variants of CRJ200 and CRJ700 aircraft. The corporate variants are configured as personnel shuttles.

“Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is promoting all its market-leading products in Zhuhai – the CRJ NextGen regional jet with its enhanced cabin environment, the quiet Q400 turboprop, and the all-new CSeries airliner, the world’s newest and most advanced single-aisle aircraft designed to set new standards in technology, fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact,” said Trung Ngo, Vice President, Sales, Asia-Pacific, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. 

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Notes to Editors
Images of CRJ NextGen aircraft are available at the Multimedia Library at: www.aero.bombardier.com

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

www.bombardier.com