Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation signs LoI for 30 Q400s

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry Company has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to acquire 30 firm Q400 NextGen aircraft, as it prepares to launch commercial airline operations in China through an airline to be named "Sutong Airlines."
Sutong Airlines, to be based in Nantong, Jiangsu Province, plans to operate an all- Q400 fleet when it starts operations in 2015.
"With its regional aviation model set to revolutionise air service in Jiangsu, one of China's most affluent and fast-growing provinces, Sutong Airlines will not only make travelling increasingly convenient for the people of Jiangsu, but will also bring tremendous economic benefits to the economies and communities of the province," remarked Zhou Binzhen, president, Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry Company Ltd. "Bombardier's Q400 NextGen airliner fulfils our business plan requirement for a high-performance regional aircraft that is fast, reliable, economical and comfortable."

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