Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Northwest Airlines has placed a firm order for 15 Bombardier CRJ200 50-seat regional jets on behalf of its Northwest Airlink regional airline operation.
The contract is valued at approximately $386 million US with deliveries scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2005.
The transaction represents the conversion of 15 of the options Northwest holds on the Bombardier CRJ aircraft, and will increase the number of aircraft operated by Northwest Airlink to 154 Bombardier CRJ aircraft. As of March 31, 2005, 76 CRJ440 and 45 CRJ200 aircraft had been delivered to Northwest Airlines.
"This order demonstrates the appeal of the CRJ200 aircraft in providing quality, high frequency jet service in lower density regional markets," said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "The CRJ200 offers superior performance, comfort and the best operating economics in the 50-seat jet class. In addition, the CRJ Series enjoys single family commonality from 44-seats right up to 90-seats."
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