Lufthansa CRJ-700 order

From:         spagiola@my-dejanews.com
Date:         20 Sep 1998 21:56:59 GMT
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Lufthansa has just ordered 10 CRJ-700s, with 10 more on option (as well as 10
more CRJ-100s). Deliveries of the 10 CRJ-700 on firm order will begin in the
first quarter of 2001 and be completed in the second quarter of 2002.

A few months ago, Lufthansa had expressed a strong interest in the Fairchild
Dornier 528JET/728JET/928JET aircraft family and "expressed [a] desire to
become the launch customers." Together with Crossair, an initial order for a
total of 120 aircraft and options was discussed.

Does this order for the CRJ-700 end that? LH will now have two models of thew
CRJ family that overlap with the bottom two rungs of the x28JET family, plus
the Avro RJ85, which is a little smaller than the 928JET but has
capabilities, such as the ability to get into tight airports on LH's schedule
like Florence and London City, that the x28JET family may not have. It's
probably not a happy day in San Antonio and Oberpfaffenhofen.

Stefano Pagiola
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