Bombardier Aerospace and Air Nostrum of Valencia, Spain yesterday celebrated the delivery of the airline’s 75th Bombardier commercial aircraft at Bombardier’s Mirabel facility in Québec, where the CRJ aircraft are manufactured. The aircraft, a CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, was accepted by Miguel Ángel Falcón, General Manager, Air Nostrum.
The 75th aircraft follows nine CRJ1000 NextGen, 11 CRJ900, and 35 CRJ200 regional jets, as well as 19 Q300 turboprops that have previously been delivered to Air Nostrum.
“Bombardier’s CRJ and Q-Series aircraft have served Air Nostrum’s operations exceedingly well and I’m delighted to be here today to accept our latest CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet for our fleet,” said Mr. Falcón. “Since their entry-into-service in 2010, we have deployed our CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft on high-frequency routes to feed the hubs of our oneworld® alliance partner, Iberia. The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft are performing beyond our expectations, delivering reduced costs per seat, increasing efficiencies, reducing environmental emissions and providing an enhanced passenger experience.”
“As a launch customer for the CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet, Air Nostrum has been a steadfast champion in the aircraft’s entry-into-service, and we are delighted to hand over the airline’s 10th model of the type,” said Sylvain Leclerc, Vice President & General manager, CRJ Programs, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, during the delivery event. “We wish Air Nostrum much continued success as one of Europe’s leading regional airlines,” added Mr Leclerc.
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: Feb 6, 2012