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QantasLink Turboprop Revamp

Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink has revealed its 45-strong fleet of Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft will undergo a multi-million-dollar cabin upgrade programme to improve the overall passenger experience. The aircraft’s interiors will be refreshed with new ergonomic seat

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US Trade Body Backs Bombardier

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has overturned a ruling that Bombardier sold its C Series below cost price, buoyed by unfair state aid from Canadian and UK Governments. The four USITC commissioners unanimously dismissed a complaint from Boeing that

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Q400s for Conair

Firefighting specialist Conair has purchased six Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Multirole aircraft in a deal valued at approximately $206m. The turboprops will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair’s Retardant Delivery System.  The retardant tank can be removed and

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Bombardier C Series Successes

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and EgyptAir have signed a firm agreement for the sale of 12 CS300s, along with purchase rights for an additional 12 aircraft. The announcement follows a letter of intent (LOI) signed by both companies at the Dubai

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Nacelle Work for Northern Ireland

Canadian aerospace manufacturer Bombardier has been selected by Airbus as the supplier of a new engine nacelle programme for the Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo Family. The company’s Aerostructures and Engineering Services division, based at the former Short Brothers Belfast

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Dubai: EgyptAir Selects CS300

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s. The deal, which was announced on day three of the Dubai Airshow, consists of 12 airframes and 12 purchase rights.  If EgyptAir exercises all 12 purchase

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Bombardier Lines Up Significant C Series Order

Bombardier has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with an undisclosed European airline for up to 61 C Series aircraft.  The deal, which consists of 31 firm orders and 30 options, was disclosed by the Montreal-based manufacturer during its 3Q17

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Island Air files for US Chapter 11

Hawaiian regional carrier Island Air has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after lessor Elix Aviation Capital tried to repossess three of its Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s. Island Air said it had taken the action in an effort to maintain normal

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Airbus Takes Control of C Series

Airbus and Bombardier are set to become partners on the C Series aircraft programme.  The surprise move, announced on October 16 is, the Canadian plane maker says, a “strategic” decision and follows its unsuccessful attempt to form a partnership with

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Good News for Bombardier

Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has secured a deal for up to 50 Q400 turboprops from Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet.  The purchase agreement covers 25 Q400s and purchase rights for an additional 25 aircraft, which could be worth $1.7bn at list

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