Bombardier anticipates a jump in production of its CRJ line in 2014, as it preps to deliver its first CRJ900 to American Airlines this month.
Deliveries of the venerable regional jet will be “substantially higher than the rates in 2012”, says Guy Hachey, president of Bombardier Aerospace. The Canadian manufacturer delivered 13 CRJs in 2012 and 26 in 2013, it says.
Bombardier has a backlog of 99 CRJ orders, Flightglobal’s Ascend Online database shows. This includes 30 CRJ900s from American and 25 CRJ1000s from Air Nostrum.
It had delivered 12 commercial aircraft in the second quarter through 2 June, according to Ascend. These include nine CRJs and three Dash 8 Q400s.
The airframer has three CRJ deliveries – two to American and one to Garuda Indonesia – scheduled through the end of June, Ascend shows.
Bombardier delivered 13 commercial aircraft in the first quarter, according to its numbers. These deliveries were split between 10 CRJs and three Dash 8 Q400s, according to Ascend.