Bombardier Aerospace participated in a signing ceremony in
Baghdad, Iraq on May 4, 2008 to formally recognize two recent
orders placed by the Government of Iraq. The firm orders were
announced on March 13 and April 14, 2008 for a total of 10 CRJ900
NextGen aircraft. The Government of Iraq also holds options on an
additional 10 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft.
The Government of Iraq's delegation at the ceremony was led by
Prime Minister, Nouri Al-Maliki, and included key ministers and
advisors. Margaret Huber, Canada's Ambassador to Iraq was also
"Bombardier is a world leader in the supply of commercial and
business aircraft, as well as rail transportation," said Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft's president, Gary R. Scott. "Among our
transportation solutions is the CRJ900 NextGen -- the aircraft
purchased by the Government of Iraq and the choice of leading
regional operators around the world. More than 1,500 CRJ Series
regional aircraft have been delivered to customers around the
Based on the list price for the CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, the
previously announced orders are valued at approximately $398
million U.S. If all ten options are exercised, the value of the
contract could rise to approximately $812 million US.
As ANN reported earlier,
Boeing also received orders from the Iraqi government for 30
737-800s, and anticipates orders for 10 787 Dreamliners.