Bombardier confirms Pluna CRJ900 order

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Bombardier officially announced an order by Uruguayan carrier Pluna for three CRJ900 aircraft.

CAO's sister publication ATI reported that Pluna announced the order on 6 April, and was considering a proposal to lease up to eight second-hand CRJ200s as part of its expansion strategy.

Pluna in a statement released at that time said it would add three CRJ900s this year, and had the option of adding four more of the type.

Bombardier values the deal for the three aircraft at $120 million, and Pluna CEO Matias Campiani told ATI that the carrier had secured a $75 million bank loan to cover the three firm additional aircraft.

Pluna currently owns eight CRJ900s, and leases one of those aircraft to Argentinean sister carrier AeroVIP.