Bombardier Aerospace (BBA, Montréal Trudeau) has announced during a quarterly earnings call that an unidentified customer cancelled an order for five CRJ regional jets.

"We're reducing our delivery outlook by five aircraft as we are mutually agreeing with the customer to cancel an order. These aircraft which are already in production will be redirected to 2020 deliveries," CFO John Di Bert said.

The Canadian manufacturer is currently in the process of divesting from the CRJ programme, which has been bought by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

"Our remaining aircraft in the backlog will be manufactured by Bombardier over the next 12 to 15 months. Some will be delivered prior to closing, the remainder will be sold by Mitsubishi and delivered by the end of 2020," Di Bert clarified.

According to the manufacturer's quarterly financial report, as of June 30, Bombardier had a backlog of forty-one orders for CRJ regional jets, all of them for CRJ900ERs. Following the cancellation, which occurred after the end of the quarter, the backlog stands at thirty-six units.

The ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows that the forty-one orders at the end of the first half of 2019 included ten units for American Airlines (AA, Dallas/Fort Worth), nine for Chorus Aviation (to be operated by Jazz Air), five for CIB Leasing, nine for Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson), two for Uganda Airlines (UR, Entebbe/Kampala), and six for unidentified customer(s).