Delta Air Lines takes off with 40 Bombardier jetliners

Posted on 6 Dec 2012

Bombardier Aerospace has sold 40 regional jets to Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines for £1.15bn.

Delta Air Lines has taken options on an additional 30 aircraft, which could take the deal to over £2bn based on list prices.

“We selected Bombardier‘s CRJ900 NextGen aircraft specifically because it is proven to be the most cost-efficient jet aircraft in its class for our operations and this regional jet satisfies the agreement that we have made with our pilots to add 70 more 76-seat jetliners to our fleet,” said Ed Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines.

Bombardier Aerospace, Belfast, is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of the advanced composite wings and recently built a new factory.