Bombardier has received a firm order for 16 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, plus eight options, from an unidentified customer. Based on current list prices, the order is valued at approximately $727 million; it could increase to $1.12 billion if the options are exercised.

Bombardier SVP-sales Ray Jones said, “With the most recent enhancements to the aircraft, we have raised the bar on performance once again, reducing the CRJ900 NextGen airliner’s fuel burn by up to 5.5% compared to earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft, and making it the ideal tool for operators to develop new markets and increase frequencies.”

Including this latest order, Bombardier said it has recorded firm orders for 1,833 CRJ Series aircraft, including 359 CRJ900 and CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.