Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first of eight Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by new customer Eurolot S.A. of Warsaw, Poland. The Polish carrier also holds options on an additional 12 of the aircraft.
Eurolot was represented at the handover ceremony by Bartlomiej Matusewicz, Vice President, Operations & Technical. Several Bombardier employees were also in attendance.
“This is a very important event for Eurolot as it marks the beginning of our fleet renewal and replacement program, as we accelerate our expansion with new regional routes,” said Mr. Matusewicz. “The European market is extremely competitive however, with the introduction of the Q400 NextGen aircraft, we now have a modern, technologically advanced, fuel-efficient, comfortable turboprop with significant operational flexibility and performance capabilities. Bombardier’s Q400 NextGen aircraft will allow us to cover more ground and gain more market access and we’re honoured to be the first airline to introduce the aircraft to the Polish community.”
“Bombardier is making headway in many new markets around the world and the introduction of the first Q400 NextGen aircraft to Poland speaks to our global reach and to the aircraft’s operating flexibility,” said Chet Fuller, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are proud to see our Q400 NextGen aircraft in Eurolot’s colors. With its jet-like speed, strong environmental credentials and enhanced interior, we know that the Q400 NextGen aircraft will be an excellent addition to the airline’s fleet.”
Source: Bombadier Aerospace
Date: May 18, 2012