Bombardier has delivered the first of 30
enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to American Airlines.
aircraft will be operated by American Airlines Group wholly owned
subsidiary PSA Airlines, Inc. under the American Eagle brand.
purchase agreement for the aircraft, which was announced in
December 2013, also included options on an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.
American Airlines is the
first customer to take delivery of the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen
regional jet, which provides up to 5.5% fuel burn
reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.
“This milestone delivery of the first enhanced CRJ900 NextGen
aircraft further cements our long-standing relationship with
American Airlines and we are pleased to welcome PSA Airlines as
the latest operator to join the CRJ900 NextGen family,” said Ray
Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset
Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Both airlines have
been operating Bombardier aircraft for more than 10 years and have
helped the CRJ family of aircraft become the benchmark in regional
aviation. We look forward to the aircraft’s imminent
entry-into-service and congratulate American Airlines and PSA
Airlines as they target their various markets with the right
aircraft to meet the requirements of both business and leisure
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