Bombardier Sells Four CRJ700 NextGen Regional Jets to GoJet Airlines
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Bombardier
Aerospace announced today that GoJet Airlines of St. Louis, Missouri
has signed a contract to acquire four Bombardier CRJ700 NextGen
The value of the firm order, based on the list price for the CRJ700
NextGen aircraft, is approximately $137.5 million U.S.
GoJet Airlines has been operating CRJ700 jetliners since 2005 and
currently has 15 of the aircraft in its fleet.
"Our passengers have high praise for the reliability, economy of
operation and passenger comfort of the Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft,"
said Richard Leach, President of Trans States Holdings, Inc., parent
company of GoJet Airlines. "We look forward to introducing the CRJ700
NextGen aircraft with their all-new interiors and reduced costs of
operation and maintenance."
"Our investment in the CRJ NextGen aircraft program is being quickly
justified," said Steven Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Regional
Aircraft. "GoJet Airlines is the 11th operator to order a CRJ NextGen
airliner since the program was launched in the Spring of 2007."
Bombardier's CRJ NextGen aircraft are the next step in the evolution
of the CRJ Series, the world's most successful family of regional
aircraft. In February 2007, Bombardier launched the 100-seat CRJ1000
regional jet, and a few months later, in May, announced that the
interiors and windows for this aircraft would also be available in
CRJ700 NextGen and CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
In addition, compared to the classic CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft, the
CRJ700 NextGen and CRJ900 NextGen regional jets offer reduced fuel
consumption, lower trip operating costs and lower airframe direct
maintenance costs. The CRJ1000 NextGen jet is currently in
development and scheduled for initial deliveries late in 2009.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions,
from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation
equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global
corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year
ended Jan. 31, 2007, were $14.8 billion US, and its shares are traded
on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index
component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America
indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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