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China Express Airlines orders 10 additional Bombardier CRJ900 jetliners

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China Express Airlines (Chongqing) has placed a firm order for 10 Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, raising its total orders for this model of aircraft to 38. With this transaction, China Express has exercised eight previously acquired options for CRJ900 aircraft. To date, 20 of the CRJ900 aircraft ordered by China Express have been delivered.

Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the order announced today is valued at approximately $462.6 million US.

China Express launched operations in 2006 and specializes in regional services. The airline now serves 62 cities in China.

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China Express Airlines orders 16 additional Bombardier CRJ900s

China Express Airlines (Guiyang, Guizhou) is the previously announced unidentified customer that had placed a firm order for 16 Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and had taken options for eight additional airliners of the same type. This purchase agreement was initially announced on June 30, 2014.

The announcement was made today (November 8) in Beijing, in the presence of His Excellency Li Keqiang, Premier, People’s Republic of China; The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada; Hu Xiaojun, Chairman, China Express; Wu Longjiang, President, China Express; Pierre Beaudoin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bombardier Inc.; and Jianwei Zhang, President, Bombardier China.

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China Express converts three Bombardier CRJ900s to firm orders

China Express Airlines (Chongqing) has converted previously announced conditional purchase agreements for three Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets into a firm order. The conditional purchase agreements for five CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, with options on an additional eight CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, were announced on December 2, 2013, along with a firm order for three CRJ900 NextGen airliners.

China Express provides regional passenger services to 44 cities throughout China with its fleet of five Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft and nine 84-seat CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. The airline was the first to operate the CRJ900 aircraft in China.

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Bombardier gets ready to deliver the first CRJ900 to China Express Airlines

China Express Airlines (Giuyang) is getting ready to take delivery of its first Bombardier CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24). Bombardier has brought this brand new jetliner to Farnborough Airshow prior to the official handover.

The Chinese airline ordered six CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional five on October 26, 2011 initially as undisclosed customer. The CRJ900s will build upon China Express’ existing fleet of five CRJ200 aircraft, serving to further enhance the airline’s regional network.

China Express is China’s first private regional airline based in Guiyang, Guizhou.

The airline was established in May 2006  with operations commencing in September 2006. The airline is owned by Cathay Fortune (40%), High Zero (25%), Tampines International (24%) and others (11%).

Copyright Photo: Antony J. Best. CRJ900 (CL-600-2D24) with the test registration of C-GIAZ (msn 15277) taxies into the display area at FAB on July 6, 2012.

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China Express Airlines orders six Bombardier CRJ900s

China Express Airlines (Giuyang) has been identified by Bombardier as the undisclosed Chinese customer in the previously announced CRJ900 NextGen transaction of October 26, 2011. The conditional order for six (6) CRJ900 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional five (5) CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will build upon China Express’ existing fleet of CRJ200 aircraft, serving to further enhance the airline’s regional network.

China Express is China’s first private regional airline based in Guiyang, Guizhou and currently provides regional passenger services with its fleet of five (5) Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft.

The airline was established in May 2006  with operations commencing in September 2006. The airline is owned by Cathay Fortune (40%), High Zero (25%), Tampines International (24%) and others (11%).

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China Express Airlines is shut down

China Express Airlines (Guiyang) was forced by the CAAC to suspend operations on August 25 following an incident where the right wing of one of its CRJ200s scraped the runway on landing at Guiyang Airport. The airline commenced operations in September 2006.

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