Bombardier is completing assembly of the first CRJ1000 at its plant in Montreal, through the modification of the CRJ900 prototype.

The 100-seater, the latest member of the CRJ family, is developed from the CRJ900, incorporating a 2.95m (9.7ft) stretch to provide room for three more seat rows at 31in (79cm) pitch.

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First delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2009. Orders stand at 39 aircraft and customers include Adria Airways, Air France subsidiary Brit Air, Italian operator Myair and an undisclosed operator.