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...