Bombardier and newcoming airline FlyMojo announced on Tuesday 17 March that a Letter of Intent (LOI) was signed for the sale and purchase of 20 CS100 aircraft, with options for an additional 20 CS100 aircraft. The announcement was made during the LIMA 2015 airshow at Langkawi, in parallel with the Government of Malaysia’s announcement on a new airline FlyMojo.
FlyMojo is expected to become the first customer and operator of the CS100 aircraft in the region. Based on the list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately 1.47 billion USD, and could increase to 2.94 billion USS, should flymojo exercise all its options.
FlyMojo will transform Senai into a key regional aviation and logistics hub. “The announcement of a new airline in Malaysia is an exciting way to kick off LIMA 2015″, said Malaysian Deputy Minister of Transport, Aziz Kaprawi. “With FlyMojo’s primary hub at Senai International Airport, Johor and secondary hub in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, the airline’s fleet of CS100 aircraft will play a key role in improving connectivity between the Peninsula and Sabah and Sarawak, as well as other parts of the region.”
“FlyMojo is an ideal match for the all-new CS100 jetliner,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CSeries family of aircraft will enable new airlines such as FlyMojo to cover markets efficiently thanks to its economics, operational flexibility and widebody comfort, coupled with an unmatched environmental and noise footprint.”
Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 603 CSeries aircraft, which include firm orders for 243 CSeries airliners. It’s latest version, the CS300, first took to the skies late February.
Featured image: The Bombardier CSeries in FlyMojo livery (Image © Bombardier)