Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4154 times:
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Air Canada orders up to 90 CRJs
Bombardier Aerospace announced that it has signed a contract with Air Canada for the sale of up to 90 Bombardier CRJ aircraft, as follows:
45 orders of which 30 are firm orders (15 Bombardier CRJ700 Series 705 and 15 Bombardier CRJ200) and 15 conditional orders (Bombardier CRJ200) + 45 options.
Air Canada has ordered the Bombardier CRJ regional jets for its wholly owned regional airline, Air Canada Jazz. The contract is contingent upon Air Canada's emergence from bankruptcy protection. Deliveries of the CRJ200 model are scheduled to commence in 2004, with deliveries of the CRJ700 Series 705 model commencing in 2005.
Air Canada signs for 45 ERJ-190s
Embraer announced that Air Canada has signed a purchase agreement for 45 Embraer 190 aircraft. The purchase agreement, contingent upon Air Canada's emergence from bankruptcy protection. Deliveries of the jets is due to start in November 2005.
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Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4081 times:
A lot of frequent flyers were invited to Montreal last year to try the competing models, and the consensus was that the EMB-190 was the best of the planes under consideration. The Embraer interior doesn't feel like a regional jet - not at all like the 50-seaters - and AC is giving them leather seats, inseat video and 33" of seat pitch. The CRJ-705 is actually a modified CRJ-900 tube, which AC is configuring with 34" seat pitch, leather seats, inseat video, etc. That 34" pitch is more than any Canadian carrier, including AC, currently offers in Economy. So these planes should be very well recieved indeed.