2008-04-27 - Bombardier 1500Bombardier delivers CRJ Serie aircraft no 1500
1500. CRJ-Regionaljet ausgeliefert<br /> On 24 April, Bombardier Aerospace announced that the CRJ Series program has celebrated and exceeded its 1,500th delivery milestone. The 1,500th aircraft, a CRJ900 NextGen model, was handed over to Northwest Airlines in March, 2008, and will be operated by Mesaba Airlines, a Northwest Airlink carrier.
On Friday, April 18, the milestone was celebrated during the delivery of another CRJ900 NextGen regional jet to Northwest Airlines, at Bombardier's manufacturing facility at Mirabel, Quebec. The CRJ900 NextGen aircraft delivered during the ceremony was accepted by Dan McDonald, Vice-President, Fleet Planning and Strategy, Northwest Airlines, Inc. Northwest Airlines has ordered 56 CRJ200, 86 CRJ440 and 36 CRJ900 NextGen airliners. Mesaba Airlines operated 25 de Havilland Dash 8 turboprops in the early 1990s, before Bombardier acquired de Havilland.
"The 1,500th Bombardier CRJ aircraft, which we delivered to Northwest last month, is the result of a solid partnership between Bombardier, our suppliers and employees. Above all, it's about the proud Bombardier workforce who produced the aircraft," said James Dailly, Senior Vice-President, Sales, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. Today, firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft stand at 1,663 aircraft. CRJ aircraft have been ordered by more than 50 customers in more than 20 countries throughout the Asia/Pacific region, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and North and South America.