Bombardier rolls out new 50-seater commercial jet
MONTRÉAL, Quebec - Bombardier Commercial Aircraft officially launched the new CRJ550 aircraft today. The CRJ550 is a new CRJ Series aircraft model, with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700. United Airlines is the launch customer of this new model.
“The new CRJ550 model is the only solution in North America that can replace the existing fleet of ageing 50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft, said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "It offers improved passenger experience with ample on-board storage for carry-on bags and more passenger living space.”
The CRJ550 will feature a self-serve beverage and snack station and more overall legroom per seat than any other 50-seat aircraft flown by any U.S. carrier.
With the CRJ550, the CRJ Series is the only family of regional aircraft that can offer 3-class cabin across all-market segments, while meeting the current operational requirements.
The company says that one of the key benefits for the US operators will be to leverage the cockpit commonality from the CRJ200 to the CRJ900 and has a 99.5 percent, dispatch reliability, the elimination of gate check bags, and providing connectivity.
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