Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has won firm sales on March 31 from three airlines for three more CRJ900 NextGen regional jets and four more Q400 NextGen turboprop regional airliners, and has booked options on four more Q400 NextGens.

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A newly formed holding company owned by Lawrence J. Ellison, the third-richest U.S. citizen, has bought Hawaiian regional airline Island Air.

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Island Air, a regional carrier in Hawaii, has signed a letter of intent to lease five ATR 42 turboprop regional airliners. Honolulu-based Island Air signed the lease agreement with Chicago’s Aerway Leasing, LLC.

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Hawaiian inter-island carrier Island Air is embarking on an image and brand overhaul to accompany the replacement of its existing fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-100 and Dash 8-200 turboprops with ATR 72s and ATR 42s, which begins in August.

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