Bombardier gets firm order for 16 CRJ900s worth US$727M from unnamed customer

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MONTREAL – Bombardier Aerospace announced Monday that it has received a firm order for 16 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, with an option on eight others.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says the value of the firm order is about US$727 million, although the contract could increase to US$1.12 billion if all options are exercised by the customer, who asked not to be identified at this time.

Including this latest order, Montreal-based Bombardier said it has received 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.

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