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After bankrupcy: new “Estonian Airlines” on its way

If everything goes according to plan Estonia will get its new, national carrier. After EU rules killed Estonian Air in November 2015, published earlier on Airheadsfly.com, plans have been made to bring new glory to the Baltic republic’s aviation.

Star of the new fleet will be a Bombardier CRJ 900, planned to operate alongside smaller CRJ 700s in a fleet of four to six aircraft. The new airline will get its own brand name and livery, but in reality it will likely be flown by an existing company – or a new one to divide risks and play by the EU rules. Such construction is common not only in aviation, but even in Scandinavian public transport systems like the one of Stockholm. The name of the new airline is not known yet, but Nordic Aviation or Estonian Regional Jet are two circulating in Scandinavian and Baltic media.

Adria Airways

After Estonia Air filed for bankrupcy Adria Airways jumped in to provide Estonia with its necessary air traffic connections with the outside world, while Air Baltic has been trying to scoop up some of the passengers. According to sources in Tallinn, the new “Estonian Airlines” is planned to be up and running by year’s end at the latest.

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Featured image: A CRJ 900 of Adria Airways, the same type will be the flagship of the new “Estonian Airlines” (Image © Bombardier)

Mesa Airlines signs for nine CRJ900s

The Mesa Air Group of Phoenix in Arizona, better known as Mesa Airlines, has signed a firm purchase agreement for seven CRJ900 NextGen aircraft on 12 March 2015.

The order is valued at about US$ 326 million. As one of the largest CRJ900 aircraft operators, Mesa Airlines 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.

Like many newer aircraft the CRJ NextGen family has enhanced winglets for improved performance and lower fuel burn. Its cruising speed is about Mach 0.78 but can reach up to Mach 0.85. The planes are popular amongst regional operating companies.

Source: Bombardier
Featured image: A Bombardier PR image of the CRJ900. (Image © Bombardier)

American Eagle spreads its wings: firm order for 24 CRJ900s

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.

Source: Bombardier
Featured image: Computer rendering of the new CRJ900 in American Eagle livery that has been purchased trough the American Airlines Group (Image © Bombardier)

Bombardier ends 2014 in style

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced on Tuesday 30 December that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified, has signed a firm order for 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $1.14 billion USD.

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 30 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.

Source: Bombardier

That's 24 more of these! (Image © Bombardier)
That’s 24 more of these! (Image © Bombardier)

Bombardier bags CRJ900 order

A Bombardier pr-image of the CRJ900.  (Image © Bombardier)
A Bombardier pr-image of the CRJ900. (Image © Bombardier)

Bombardier Aerospace on Monday 30 June 2014 announced it has bagged a firm order for 16 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets from an unnamed customer. Th same client has also taken options for eight additional airliners of the same type. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $727 million USD. The value could increase to $1.12 billion USD should the customer exercise its options.

“Bombardier’s CRJ900 NextGen airliner was already recognized for the strength and reliability of its performance and as the most cost-efficient jet aircraft in its class,” said Ray Jones, Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “With the most recent enhancements to the aircraft, we have raised the bar on performance once again, reducing the CRJ900 NextGen airliner’s fuel burn by up to 5.5 per cent compared to earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft, and making it the ideal tool for operators to develop new markets and increase frequencies.”

Including this latest order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,833 CRJ Series aircraft, including 359 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, CRJ Series aircraft 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 on six continents, and on average, a CRJ aircraft takes off every 10 seconds somewhere in the world. CRJ Series aircraft have transported more than 1.4 billion passengers and have logged more than 38 million flight hours and over 32 million takeoffs and landings.

Source: Bombardier