M'bishi Heavy inks $4.2 bln SkyWest MRJ jet deal, option to double it

TOKYO Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:29am EST

TOKYO Dec 13 (Reuters) - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said on Thursday it sealed an agreement to sell 100 of its regional jets to U.S. airline operator SkyWest Inc for $4.2 billion.

Delivery of the planes will start in 2017.

Mitsubishi Heavy said SkyWest has the option to purchase an additional 100 of the 90-seater MRJ planes for $4.2 billion.

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