Mesa Airlines signs agreement for seven CRJ900 NextGens

American Eagle CRJ900On March 12, 2015, Bombardier announced that Mesa Air Group signed a purchase agreement for seven CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.

Mesa is one of the largest CRJ900 aircraft operators, currently operates 57 CRJ900 aircraft with 79 seats in a dual-class interior and 20 CRJ700 with 66 to 70 seats in a three-class interior.

CS300 First Flight

CS300 First FiightThe first flight of the CS300 occurred on Friday, February 27th, 2015 when the first CS300 prototype took off from Mirabel airport in Montreal.

The CS300 took off a little after 11 a.m. local time.

The C Series program has been plagued by delays and was expected to be originally in service in 2013. Bombardier has announced that current plans set the in service date for the CS100 series to be later in 2015.

Luxair orders three Q400s with 2 options

Luxair Q400On February 12, 2015, Bombardier announced that Luxair, the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed a firm purchase agreement for three Q400 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional two Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Including Luxair’s order, Bombardier has booked firm orders for a total of 537 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft.

American Airlines orders 24 CRJ900 NextGens

American Eagle CRJ900On February 9, 2015, Bombardier that American Airlines signed a firm order for 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. This order was announced on December 30, 2014 and followed American exercising 24 of 40 previous CRJ900 NextGen aircraft options. The options were originally part of American’s large regional jet order announced December 2013.

Including this latest order, Bombardier has firm orders for 1,858 CRJ aircraft, including 384 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. CRJs have transported more than 1.5 billion passengers and have logged more than 41 million flight hours and over 34 million takeoffs and landings.