MIAMI — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft disclosed today that Beijing-based CIB Leasing is the customer for 10 CRJ900 regional jetliners.

Valued at approximately US$472 million at list prices, the order placed last June 20 was previously attributed to an unidentified customer.

CIB Leasing and Bombardier Executives subscribe the purchasing agreement for 10 CRJ-900s. (Credits: Bombardier)
CIB Leasing and Bombardier Executives subscribe the purchasing agreement for 10 CRJ-900 jetliners. (Credits: Bombardier)

“Both parties will work closely together to explore market opportunities for regional fleet growth and network expansion.” The airframer said in a press statement.

CIB Leasing provides financial leasing services to general aviation and commercial airlines. By the end of June 2016, CIB Leasing’s fleet size achieved 60 aircraft.

The sale of these regional jets follows another order for up to 10 CRJ900s from Nova Scotia’s Chorus Aviation in April this year. These aircraft will be operated by Jazz Air under the Air Canada Express brand.

Bombardier is currently readying the entry into service of its CS300 jetliner with Latvian carrier airBaltic. Last week, the first serial CS300 (YL-CSA • MSN 55003) was unveiled at the company’s Montréal plant in Mirabel, Quebec, with deliveries scheduled to start by late November.

This is followed by the delivery of the first three CS100s to SWISS since July, where the airframer has seen an almost flawless entry into commercial service.