- The CRJ900 regional jet was delivered during a ceremony held at the Bombardier facility in Mirabel, Québec
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and PSA Airlines, Inc. announced today that the airline’s fleet has grown to 100 CRJ Series regional jets. The 100th aircraft, which is one of 24 CRJ900 regional jets ordered by American Airlines, Inc. (American) in December 2014, will be operated under the American Eagle regional brand. PSA Airlines’ fleet is entirely comprised of CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft.
A delivery ceremony, held today at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, was attended by senior executives and employees of American, PSA Airlines and Bombardier.
“We are pleased to add the 100th CRJ Series aircraft to our growing fleet,” said Dion Flannery, President, PSA Airlines. “The CRJ Series regional jets are instrumental in allowing PSA to fulfil its mission of transporting satisfied customers to their destinations safely and on time.
“We are proudly becoming one of the largest regional service providers for American -- the world’s largest airline, and we’re also on track to soon become the operator of the world’s largest all-Bombardier fleet of commercial aircraft,” added Mr. Flannery.
“PSA Airlines’ 100th aircraft is a testament to the performance of the airline’s fleet of exclusively CRJ Series aircraft, and to the strength of the relationship we have built with American over more than
15 years,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are proud of this collaboration and we congratulate PSA on its growing fleet.”
About CRJ Series Aircraft
Every 10 seconds a CRJ Series regional jet takes off somewhere in the world. The CRJ Series family of aircraft has transported more than 1.64 billion passengers to become the world’s most successful regional jet program -- linking people and communities like no other. The CRJ Series regional jets have revolutionized aviation with their proven efficiency, reliability and profitability.
The CRJ Series regional jets share commonality benefits that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet specific market demands. No other regional aircraft deliver this capability. Optimized for medium-haul regional routes, these aircraft can provide up to 10 per cent cash operating cost advantage over competing jets.
Each of the CRJ aircraft models offers its own distinct advantages. The CRJ200 regional jet offers outstanding ownership cost, ideal for opening new routes and markets. The CRJ700 regional jet is the lightest aircraft in its category, delivering impressive efficiency, performance and fuel burn savings, while the CRJ900 regional jet offers tremendous flexibility and is ideally suited for growing markets. The CRJ1000 regional jet, which has the highest passenger capacity in the family, delivers the lowest seat-mile cost in the regional jet market and burns up to 13 per cent less fuel than its competitors.
Since its launch, the CRJ Series family of regional jets has stimulated the regional jet market. In North America alone, it accounts for over 20 per cent of all jet departures. Globally, the family operates more than 200,000 flights per month.
The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 100 owners and operators in approximately 40 countries. The worldwide fleet has logged over 43.5 million flight hours.
Bombardier has booked a total of 1,883 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft.
About PSA Airlines
PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,400 employees operate nearly 600 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of year-end 2015, PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 36 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 35 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 18 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.
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Marianella de la Barrera
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft