Bombardier launches innovative 50-seat aircraft

Last update: 07/02/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 7 (Bernama) -- Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has launched the world’s first triple-class, 50-seat aircraft: the CRJ550.

United Airlines is the launch customer of this new CRJ Series aircraft model with a new type certificate based on the CRJ700, a statement today said.

“The new CRJ550 model is the only solution in North America that can replace the existing fleet of ageing 50-seaters, a market of over 700 aircraft,” said Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president, Fred Cromer.

It offers ample on-board storage for carry-on bags and more passenger living space, including  a self-serve beverage and snack station, and more overall legroom per seat.

With the CRJ550, the CRJ Series is the only family of regional aircraft that can offer three-class cabin across all-market segments, while meeting the current operational requirements.

One of the key benefits for the operators in the United States will be to leverage the cockpit commonality from the CRJ200 to the CRJ900.

The CRJ550 will also delight operators by delivering a 99.5 per cent proven dispatch reliability and the elimination of gate check bags among other things.

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