Posted on: 16 November 2015 by Mark Howells
Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Canada and Brazil in July 2015 to promote and expand cooperation to the mutual benefit of both countries, five Latin American airlines – including Sol Lineas Aereas, Star Peru, Boliviana de Aviacion, Amaszonas Paraguay and BQB Lineas Aereas – have joined Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s list of customers.
Sol Lineas Aereas started service with a CRJ200 regional jet in October 2015, and Bombardier is now working closely to support the remaining four Latin American carriers launch their respective CRJ200 operations.
“Latin America continues to be a region of tremendous opportunity and growth for Bombardier and its customers – recognising our commercial aircraft presence in the market is key to our mutual expansion strategy,” commented Alex Glock, VP of sales across Latin America and the Caribbean for Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ Series regional jets, Q400 turboprops and all-new C Series aircraft are great choices for new and established operators that are seeking flexibility, reliability and cost savings as they look to change domestic transportation in the region over the course of the next couple of decades.”
Elsewhere in Latin America, LC Peru has been operating Bombardier Q200 turboprop aircraft for almost five years and recently extended its domestic service with larger Q400 aircraft.
Bombardier's current 20-year commercial aviation market forecast projects deliveries of 1,150 units in the 60- to 150-seat category to Latin America and the Caribbean (including Mexico) through 2034.