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Arik Air (Nigeria) Orders CRJ900  
User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3667 times:
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Bombardier.com writes today that Arik Air of Lagos, Nigeria, has ordered 2 x CRJ900, to be configured with 10 First and 65 Y-seats. The order is valued at $69 million (US). Arik Air will also lease 3 x CRJ200 built in 2003 and 2 x B737 built in 1990.

During the month of April, BBD has picked up firm orders for CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft worth $258 million (US) when adding up the orders from Arik Air, GECAS and MAT (Macedonian). If/when MAT firms up its 2 more CRJ900, BBD can cash in up to $70 million more.

Although the orders are not large and juicy they still bring in a fair amount of money, and one can see that they charge $30-35 million for an aircraft, which ain't cheap, so BBD must still have some clout in the industry as they can charge a full price. The E-jets are going for about the same price, aren't they?

Seems like BBD isn't dead yet...


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User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Let me be the first (of probably many) to say:
Who?!?


User currently offlineThomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2397 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

http://www.arikair.com/


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User currently offlineMaartenV From Netherlands, joined Aug 2005, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Well the website does not tell us lot more other then their possible colour scheme on a 737.

Is this one of the carriers who formerly flew rust buckets that where banned from the skies from the Nigerian Aviation authorities, thereby grounding a lot of airlines, a good decision in my opinion in order to increase safety in the African skies and to increase their credibility.



Its all about supply and demand...
User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Wow, will they even take delivery of these birds..BBD has gotten some pretty interesting orders lately if you ask em  wink 


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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5129 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3599 times:

Quoting MaartenV (Reply 3):
Is this one of the carriers who formerly flew rust buckets that where banned from the skies from the Nigerian Aviation authorities, thereby grounding a lot of airlines, a good decision in my opinion in order to increase safety in the African skies and to increase their credibility.

= Hopefully these airlines wouldn't just relaunch with a different name. Sort of reminds me of the U.S. terror blacklisted organizations who just change names for "legality".

-A.



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User currently offlineEurostarVA From Bahrain, joined May 2002, 1296 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3526 times:

Folks, here's some info re Arik Air:

1- It is a brand-new company
2- It is owned by a tycoon previously uninvolved in aviation.
3- It is managed by a world-class team of individuals, with both Nigerians and
Europeans on the board. The CEO is Alex van Elk.
4- It is trying to win the hearts of the locals by taking over the office and hangar facilities of the defunct Nigeria Airways, a former pride.



If there is a will, there is a way
User currently offlineEnginenoise From Nigeria, joined Sep 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

arikair seems to be on track and is not part of a scam as some are trying to insinuate.
Infact arikair is a product of good things that are happening to some areas of the aviation sector.
Not only arik, AERO is doing well and is reliable and also VK.


User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3308 times:
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I think Bombardier is wise to seek new customers around the world, they can't rely on securing any more big orders from US carriers in the foreseeable future.

Selling CRJ900s to AtlasJet, IzAir, MAT, Air One, Arik Air, LH Cityline, in the last six months may be a sign of how sales will look from now on...?



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