Posted on: 30 August 2010 by Ross McSweeny
Bombardier Aerospace has announced that Smart Aviation has signed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft, and has also taken options for a further three.
A corporate jet aircraft charter operator since its founding in May 2007, Smart Aviation has formed a commercial airline subsidiary and will use its Q400 NextGen aircraft to launch scheduled and charter services to complement its corporate aircraft activities throughout the Middle East.
"Middle East tourism and business travel are growing steadily and we want to be in a position to meet this growth with efficient, reliable, economical and passenger-friendly aircraft," remarked Wael El-Maadawy, chairman and managing director, Smart Aviation Company. "Bombardier turboprop aircraft have excelled in these attributes in the Middle East operating environment for several years, so the Q400 NextGen aircraft was the first choice for our new service."