PSA to Fly 30 New CRJ900 NextGen Jets for American Airlines

Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first of 30 improved CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to American Airlines Group (AAG). The new aircraft will be operated by American Airlines Group subsidiary, and ATP Regional Partner Airline, PSA Airlines under the American Eagle brand. AAG also has options to purchase an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. PSA has already begun to hire additional pilots to fly the new Jets.

Aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first of 30 improved CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to American Airlines Group (AAG). The new aircraft will be operated by American Airlines Group subsidiary, and ATP Regional Partner Airline, PSA Airlines under the American Eagle brand. AAG also has options to purchase an additional 40 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. PSA has already begun to hire additional pilots to fly the new Jets.

PSA is the first customer to take delivery of the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen regional jet, which provides up to 5.5 per cent fuel burn reduction over earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft.

Light weight materials and the advanced aerodynamics of the CRJ900 NextGen combine to provide enhanced efficiency and reduced operating costs for airlines operating the new aircraft. Since the launch of the earlier-generation CRJ900 aircraft, enhancements to the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft have resulted in up to 5.5 per cent fuel burn reduction.

“We look forward to integrating the enhanced CRJ900 NextGen aircraft into our fleet and to expanding service for our customers,” said Keith Houk, president of PSA Airlines. “The new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft will provide us with new opportunities and signal a bright future for PSA.”