Delta Air Lines has signed a firm purchase
agreement with Bombardier for 20 CRJ900 aircraft, becoming the
launch operator of the new Atmosphere cabin for CRJ Series
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft,
the firm order is valued at approximately US$961 million.
“We are thrilled that Delta continues to select
the CRJ Series as the airline looks into the future growth of its
regional operations,” said Fred Cromer, president, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. “Together with Delta, we have driven the
development of regional aviation in the U.S., and we are looking
forward to further enhancing regional air travel with the launch
of the new Atmosphere cabin with our long-standing and esteemed
The new CRJ900 aircraft with Atmosphere cabin
will fly under the Delta Connection brand in a
two-class regional jet configuration with 70 seats.
Delta Air Lines will take delivery of the
world’s first Atmosphere cabin CRJ900 aircraft in late 2018.
features of the new interior include larger passenger
living space, wheel-first roller bag capability, more spacious
lavatory, increased cabin connectivity options, all integrated in
a contemporary design and material choices.
Atmosphere cabin design allows each passenger to carry and store
an “oversized” roller bag within the aircraft cabin bins which
minimizes the need to check bags at the counter or the gate.