American Eagle by PSA Airlines, part of American Airlines, is spreading its wings. Its mother company has signed the firm order, on 9 February 2015, for 24 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets it announced to do. Thereby American Airlines converted 24 of the 40 options booked in December 2013.
As previously announced by Bombardier, based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion US.
“We are pleased to add these new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to our growing fleet and see the award as a reflection of American’s continued confidence in PSA to provide friendly, reliable and cost-effective regional services for American’s customers,” said Dion Flannery, President, PSA Airlines. “We are proudly building, from a foundation of strength, one of the largest regional service providers for the world’s largest airline.”
Including this latest order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,858 CRJ Series aircraft, including 384 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft are in service with more than 60 airlines and over 60 customers operate corporate variants of the aircraft in more than 50 countries on six continents. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.5 billion passengers and have logged more than 41 million flight hours and over 34 million takeoffs and landings.
Featured image: Computer rendering of the new CRJ900 in American Eagle livery that has been purchased trough the American Airlines Group (Image © Bombardier)