Bombardier last week formally introduced the Next Generation version of its CRJ700, 900 and 1000 that feature all-new cabins with increased use of composite materials. "The NextGen aircraft will offer advantages in operating costs versus their nearest competitors, which will have up to 15% higher trip cash operating costs," Bombardier Regional Aircraft President Steve Ridolfi said. The Canadian manufacturer said NextGen improvements include fuel burn savings up to 4%, lower maintenance costs ...

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