Aircraft trading company Jetcraft division Jetcraft Commercial Limited has bought 14 Bombardier CRJ1000 airliners from HOP!.

HOP! is the regional arm of Air France, the country’s flag carrier.

Established in 2015, Jetcraft Commercial offers commercial aircraft sales and leasing services.

The firm supports airlines and operators in buying, selling, leasing, marketing and financing their aircraft. Its inventory includes aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, De Havilland Canada, Embraer.

Commenting on the acquisition, Jetcraft Commercial president Raphaël Haddad said: “This is a significant acquisition for Jetcraft Commercial and I’m proud that three of these aircraft are ready to be placed.

“There is high demand for the remaining jets, emphasising the need within commercial aviation for aircraft capable of regional missions.”

The delivery of the jets to Jetcraft Commercial is expected between March and December.

Last year in January, Bombardier joint venture (JV) CRRC Puzhen Bombardier Transportation Systems Limited commenced INNOVIA automated people mover (APM) vehicle assembling for Hong Kong International Airport (HKG).

The companies agreed to offer a 2.6km, three-guideway airside integrated APM system for the Third Runway Concourse (TRC) Line, which connects HKIA TRC and Terminal 2.

In June last year, CRRC Puzhen got a contract for maintaining the Innovia Monorail 300 platform in Anhui Province, China.

The firm will be responsible for delivering spare components, technical support, materials and labour while maintaining the system’s guideway switches and depot equipment.