Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Nordic Aviation Capital has placed an order for twelve Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft to be forward leased to Garuda Indonesia.
Garuda plans to operate up to 36 CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft as part of their fleet renewal plans, and has previously been announced as the launch customer for the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft program in the Asia-Pacific region.
Nordic Aviation Capital is one of the world’s largest lessors of regional aircraft in the world with over 160 aircraft in operation with 30 different airlines in 20 countries worldwide. According to Bombardier, the total value of the order is set at 595 million US dollars.
This order of twelve aircraft, with Garuda’s previous order with Bombardier earlier this year, will mean that Garuda will operate eighteen CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft in total. The airline also holds an option on an additional eighteen CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft directly from Bombardier.
Including this order from Nordic Aviation Capital, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,729 CRJ aircraft, with 1,665 delivered as of March 31, 2012. CRJs are in service with more than 60 airlines and more than 30 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft. The aircraft are operating in over 50 countries, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every ten seconds somewhere in the world.