Bombardier has launched the CRJ550, the first
triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world.
The CRJ550 is a new
CRJ Series aircraft model with a new type certificate based on
United Airlines is the launch customer of the new
“The new CRJ550 model is the only solution in
North America that can replace the existing fleet of ageing
50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft,” said Fred Cromer,
President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “It offers improved
passenger experience with ample on-board storage for carry-on bags
and more passenger living space. This is one more example of how
we are focusing on creating value for our customers and a very
important endorsement from United in regards to the CRJ platform.”
The CRJ550 enjoys cockpit commonality with the
CRJ Series, from the CRJ200 to the CRJ900.
The aircraft will feature a self-serve beverage
and snack station.
United expects that its
regional partner GoJet will begin operating the CRJ 550 in the
second half of this year – subject to agreement on final terms and
conditions – on select routes from Chicago, O'Hare followed by
Newark/New York (read