Based on the list prices of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen, the manufacturer values the contract at approximately US$297 million.

Lagos-based Arik Air has signed a firm contract to acquire three Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jets and four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners.

The CRJ1000 NextGen is the largest model in the high-selling Bombardier CRJ family, but as of mid-2013 the CRJ1000 had not seen strong sales

The CRJ1000 NextGen is the largest model in the high-selling Bombardier CRJ family, but as of mid-2013 the CRJ1000 had not seen strong sales

 


Bombardier Aerospace announced the deal on June 19, during the Paris Air Show 2013.

Based on the list prices of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen, the manufacturer values the contract at approximately US$297 million.

This is what the flight deck of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet looks like

This is what the flight deck of the Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen regional jet looks like

 

Arik Air already operates four Bombardier CRJ900ER regional jets and two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners.

The airline, which is now Nigeria’s primary international carrier, also operates two Airbus A340-500 widebodies, nine Boeing 737-700s and four 737-800s.

Bombardier's Q400 and Q400 NextGen fast turboprop regional airliners have been very successful in terms of sales and continue to sell well

Bombardier’s Q400 and Q400 NextGen fast turboprop regional airliners have been very successful in terms of sales and continue to sell well

 

In addition, Arik Air has orders outstanding for two Airbus A330-200s, eight 737-800s and seven Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

In October 2011 Boeing revealed that Arik Air was also the previously undisclosed customer for two Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jets. These have yet to be delivered.

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