Posted on: 13 February 2012 by Mark Howells
Bombardier Aerospace has signed a firm purchase agreement for five Q400 NextGen airliners with an airline that has requested to remain unidentified at the present time.
Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen airliner, the transaction is valued at approximately $160 million.
“Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have been gaining headway in markets around the world, and approximately 40 operators now have these aircraft in service or on firm order,” noted Mike Arcamone, president, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Q400 aircraft have transformed the perception of turboprops, and as airlines and other operators benefit from the aircraft’s advanced capabilities, the turboprop lives on.”
Including this transaction, Bombardier has booked firm orders for 418 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft, with 389 delivered as of 31 December 2011.