Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a firm order for 15 new CRJ900 regional jets with American Airlines, Inc. The purchase agreement also includes options on an additional 15 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price, the order is valued at approximately $719 million.

American has selected PSA Airlines to operate the 15 CRJ900s in dual-class configuration with 76 seats, including 12 first class seats.

The airline intends to take delivery of its first aircraft with the new interior in the second quarter of 2019.

Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: “We are pleased with American’s continued confidence in Bombardier and the CRJ900 aircraft.

“This order is a testament to the tremendous value that the CRJ Series provides to airlines in the North American regional market. With its outstanding economics and new cabin design, the CRJ900 continues to offer unique revenue growth opportunities, while delivering the most modern regional jet cabin features in line with today’s trends and requirements.”

CRJ Series regional jets include the Atmosphère Cabin, which can accommodate the largest number of ‘oversized’ roller bags of any aircraft in the same category, minimising the need to check bags in.

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