BOMBARDIER REGIONAL Aircraft has won a firm order for five Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) from Delta Connection carrier Comair and is holding out the prospect of the airline taking a total of 70 aircraft.

Cincinnati-based Comair confirmed five options, worth about $87 million, to add to its 20 CRJs, with firm orders for another ten still outstanding.

Comair also "...secured 35 options", says Bombardier, which adds that "planned" CRJ deliveries now include ten aircraft this year, 15 in 1996 and 25 in 1997/8.

Meanwhile, Embraer, Bombardier's rival in the 50-seat regional-jet class, has claimed seven new commitments for its EMB-145.

Lessor PLM International of the USA has taken "four paid-for options" and Eastern Trade Wings of Denmark has "...converted three letters of intent into firm orders".

The Danish company's operations are centred in India, where the aircraft would be operated. Embraer quotes the EMB-145's price as $13 million in 1992 dollars. First flight is due in June.

Source: Flight International