Lufthansa Orders Eight CRJ900s

 - August 2, 2010, 6:17 AM

Germany’s Deutsche Lufthansa has exercised purchase rights on eight Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets, the Canadian manufacturer announced last month. Based on list prices, the value of the contract totals some $317 million. 

Lufthansa said it expects to take delivery of the new aircraft in the first half of next year and place the 86-seat airplanes with its Lufthansa Regional unit. 

All told, Deutsche Lufthansa and its regional partners had previously ordered 109 Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets, including 62 CRJ100s and CRJ200s, 20 CRJ700s and 27 CRJ900s. CRJ100 launch customer Lufthansa CityLine first operated 

the type in 1992.