Market Presence. The demand for the CRJ900 has been notable with 359 ordered as of June 30th 2014. The demand for the 90 seats was proven with the F100, the BAe146-200/300/RJ85 but the CRJ900 brought new operating economics. While the concentration with US customers is of particular concern, the number of orders for the type represents a credible achievement in view of its variant status. The move away from the 50 seat regional jets has been in evidence for some years and the 90 seat CRJ900 has displaced the CRJ200 and become more favored than the CRJ700. As a derivative of the CRJ200, the CRJ900 retains the long thin tube effect which is not always welcomed by passengers. The advances made with the NextGen version seek to enhance the passenger experience, thereby providing an alternative to the ERJ175.
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