Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Caps Off Successful Year for its Q400 and Q400 NextGen Aircraft Program
- Recorded orders and options for up to 81 Q400 NextGen aircraft
- Q400 NextGen aircraft with new dual-class configuration entered service
- Approval awarded for Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft to operate in new countries
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that its Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program wrapped up a successful year in 2012 with up to $2.7 billion US in orders including 50 firm orders and 31 option aircraft, while welcoming seven new customers, operators and leasing companies.
“In 2012, the Q400 NextGen aircraft order book grew significantly with orders from first-time customers – WestJet and Eurolot − as well as from repeat customers looking to enhance their fleets with the only turboprop that accommodates more passengers and route possibilities,” said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The Q400 aircraft spread further into secondary markets and, together with the Q400 NextGen aircraft, brought new customers, operators and leasing companies from almost every continent into the Bombardier turboprop family. This demonstrates the flexibility and performance capability of the aircraft.
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“For airlines seeking high productivity and profitability on a diversity of routes, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft are unbeatable. With up to 10 more seats, up to 35 per cent more cargo volume and with their jet-like speed, the aircraft can fly up to 18 per cent more flights per day than a competing turboprop. That's approximately 30 per cent more revenue potential,”
added Mr. Arcamone.
Source : Bombadier Aerospace