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China Express Airlines confirmed as undisclosed customer for CRJ900 order

10-Feb-2012 8:43 AM

Bombardier Aerospace identified (09-Feb-2012) China Express Airlines as the undisclosed Chinese customer in the previously announced CRJ900 NextGen transaction of 26-Oct-2011. The conditional order for six CRJ900 aircraft and options on an additional five of the aircraft type, will build upon China Express’ existing fleet of CRJ200 aircraft, serving to further enhance the airline’s regional network. A firm order for the six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft would be valued at approximately USD264 million. Should all five options be converted to firm orders, the value of the contract would increase to USD491 million. The disclosure was one of several announcements made at the Canada China Business Forum held in Beijing on 09-Feb-2012. China Express is based in Guiyang, Guizhou and currently provides regional passenger services with its fleet of five CRJ200 aircraft. [more - original PR]