Garuda Indonesia Confirmed as Previously Unidentified Bombardier CRJ1000 NextGen Aircraft Buyer

Toronto , February 15, 2012 – During a joint press briefing at the Singapore Airshow today, Bombardier Aerospace and Indonesian flag carrier, PT. Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. confirmed that the airline is the unidentified customer that ordered...


The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft has been achieving a mission fuel consumption rate that is four per cent better than estimated at launch. The improved fuel burn directly results in a four per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to an average reduction of nearly 700 tons of greenhouse gases per aircraft, each year. The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft is also achieving six per cent greater range than previously advertised, providing additional operational flexibility. The competitive aircraft is more than 9,700 kg (21,385 lbs) or 22 per cent heavier than the CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft for comparable passenger flights or same distance missions. The CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft’s lower operating weight empty (OWE), fuel-efficient General Electric engines and high-efficiency wing design are key factors contributing to the airliner’s lower fuel burn.

CRJ NextGen aircraft provide an outstanding passenger environment with a new interior that features larger overhead luggage bins, larger windows, improved cabin lighting and redesigned ceiling panels and sidewalls.

About Garuda Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia was established in January 1949. Based at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta, Garuda has a fleet of 92 commercial aircraft serving 31 domestic and 19 international destinations.

About Bombardier Commercial Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, a business unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design and production of aircraft that seat up to 145 passengers. Its mission is to provide a complete range of commercial aircraft optimized for best-in-class efficiency with the highest level of customer service. The product portfolio is comprised of the Q400 NextGen airliner, the CRJ NextGen family of regional jets, and the CSeries jetliners, which are the world’s newest and most advanced single-aisle, mainline aircraft for the 100- to 149-seat market segment.

About Bombardier

A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2011, were $17.9 billion, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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