Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Japan Airlines International Co. Ltd. (JAL) has signed a contract to acquire one Bombardier CRJ200 50-seat regional jet on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary, J-AIR.
This transaction raises to nine the number of 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 Nagoya-Komaki.
“We are delighted to see Japan Airlines placing another repeat order for the Bombardier CRJ200,” said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. “It further confirms that the CRJ200 aircraft has been a strong performer in their fleet and that it has great passenger appeal for Japan Airlines.”
The Bombardier CRJ Series program has now attracted firm orders for 1,432 aircraft, with 1,321delivered to operators around the world as of December 31, 2005.
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