Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and PSA Airlines announced that the airline’s fleet has grown to 100 CRJ Series regional jets.
The 100th aircraft, which is one of 24 CRJ900 regional jets ordered by American Airlines (American) in December 2014, will be operated under the American Eagle regional brand. PSA Airlines’ fleet is entirely comprised of CRJ200, CRJ700 and CRJ900 aircraft.
A delivery ceremony, was held at Bombardier’s Mirabel, Québec facility, was attended by senior executives and employees of American, PSA Airlines and Bombardier.
“We are pleased to add the 100th CRJ Series aircraft to our growing fleet,” said Dion Flannery, President, PSA Airlines. “The CRJ Series regional jets are instrumental in allowing PSA to fulfill its mission of transporting satisfied customers to their destinations safely and on time.
“We are proudly becoming one of the largest regional service providers for American — the world’s largest airline, and we’re also on track to soon become the operator of the world’s largest all-Bombardier fleet of commercial aircraft,” added Mr. Flannery.
“PSA Airlines’ 100th aircraft is a testament to the performance of the airline’s fleet of exclusively CRJ Series aircraft, and to the strength of the relationship we have built with American over more than 15 years,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are proud of this collaboration and we congratulate PSA on its growing fleet.”
PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,400 employees operate nearly 600 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of year-end 2015, PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 36 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 35 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 18 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.
The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 100 owners and operators in approximately 40 countries. The worldwide fleet has logged over 43.5 million flight hours.
Bombardier has booked a total of 1,883 firm orders for CRJ Series aircraft.