MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that customer from Latin America, who has requested to remain unidentified, has signed a firm purchase agreement for one CRJ700 NextGen aircraft for use in special mission applications. Based on aircraft list price, the contract including ancillary services and modification work on the aircraft is valued at approximately $67 million US. Details of the services and modification work will also not be disclosed at this time.
"This latest order is yet another affirmation of the credentials of the NextGen aircraft as a platform of choice for special mission applications," said Michel Bourgeois, President, Specialized and Amphibious Aircraft & Military Aviation Training, Bombardier Aerospace. "Whether it be for Head of State transportation, Medevac or other missions, the CRJ series aircraft are a great choice for governments looking for flexible configuration options, low operating costs and the established network of customer support personnel and service facilities, synonymous with the Bombardier name," he continued.
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.
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