Posted on: 24 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
Following a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July between Falcon Aviation Services and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, Senegal Airlines has taken delivery of a Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop on lease from Falcon.
“With the assistance of Falcon, this wonderful Bombardier Q400 NextGen airliner will help us expand our fleet with a modern, fuel-efficient aircraft that has proven to be a robust, reliable and flexible performer in sub-Saharan Africa," explained Mayoro Racine, CEO of Senegal Airlines. “Our passengers will appreciate the quiet comfort of its interior, and the aircraft's speed will permit us to offer a seamless service between it and our larger jet aircraft.”
Bombardier has a Regional Support Office (RSO) and spare parts depot co-located in Johannesburg, South Africa as well as Authorized Service Facilities in both South Africa and Ethiopia, providing Africa with a strong customer support network.
“Safe operations are essential for the further development of the air transport system in Africa and the Q400 NextGen aircraft fits the criteria we have established for this venture,” noted Mahmoud Ismael, Falcon’s CEO.