RwandAir has signed a firm order for two CRJ900 regional jets from Bombardier Aerospace, with options to purchase two more planes, the airline announced on Monday. The deal is worth about $89 million based on list prices.
Given the horrors of its not-so-distant past, Rwanda seems like an unlikely country to be buying brand new airliners. But the now stable nation is betting big on aviation for its economic development. NYCAviation had the rare opportunity to accompany RwandAir’s first new Boeing from the factory to its new home.
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