Bombardier Signs Airline for Five Q400 NextGen Airliners
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has received a signed, firm order for five Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline which placed the order has requested to remain undisclosed at this time, and has also taken options on an additional five Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the firm order contract is valued at approximately $159 million US, and could rise to $332 million US if the five options are exercised.
The transaction announced today increases firm orders for Q400/Q400 NextGen aircraft to 362, with 245 delivered as of April 30, 2009.Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft are in service with, or have been ordered by, 30 operators around the world.
“Comfortably Greener” Q400 and Q400 NextGen Aircraft
Ideally suited to short-haul operations and optimized for best-in-class efficiency, Q400 and Q400 NextGen airliners are fast, quiet, fuel-efficient and low-emission 70- to 80-seat large turboprops. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft’s jet-like cruise speed of 360 knots (667 km/h) allows for airline schedule optimization, and the aircraft provide a perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint.
The Q400 NextGen aircraft features a redesigned interior to enhance the passenger experience including the introduction of LED lighting, new ceiling panels, dished window sidewalls and larger overhead luggage bins. Combining these features with the Active Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system gives passengers on the Q400 NextGen aircraft an even more pleasant flight experience.
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