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Q400

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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Bumper Deal for Bombardier

Canadian manufacturer Bombardier has received a major boost for its Dash 8-Q400 turboprop after securing a significant commitment from India’s SpiceJet.  The letter of intent, signed at the Paris Air Show, covers up to 50 examples including 25 firm and

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Bombardier Wins Another Q400 Order

An undisclosed customer has placed an order for five Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops.  The manufacturer says the deal is valued at approximately $162m based on current list prices. “We are pleased to announce this new Q400 sale as it is

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Jambojet Lines up Q400s

Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) has converted an option on a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop into a firm order after agreeing to lease the aircraft to Jambojet, the low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways. The lessor now has two Q400s on firm

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Island Air Selects Q400

Hawaiian regional carrier Island Air has taken delivery of the first of three 78-seat Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops it is leasing via Irish firm Elix Aviation Capital. “As we look to expand our regional route network and connect local residents

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Two-class Q400s for Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will be the launch customer for the two-class 86-seat variant of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. A firm order for five aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven was finalised on December 8. The deal follows a letter of intent

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Air Tanzania to Get C Series

Dar es Salaam-based Air Tanzania will add two Bombardier CS300 airliners to its fleet after the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) signed a firm purchase agreement with the manufacturer. Also included in the deal is a Q400 turboprop. The three

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Flybe Expansion

Flybe has announced plans to open its first European crew base on February 1 after securing an agreement with Düsseldorf Airport.  The Exeter-based regional carrier said the creation a Continental hub “underlines [its] commitment to serving Germany and will ensure

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Tanzania Government Acquires Q400s

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a firm purchase agreement with the Government of Tanzania for two Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. Both aircraft will be delivered in a 76-seat configuration and will be used for commercial airline operations in the region.  Although

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#FIA16: Porter Adds Three More Q400s

Long-term Bombardier customer Porter Airlines signed a deal for three additional Q400 turboprops on day two of the Farnborough International Airshow. The value of the firm order is approximately $93m and will increase the all-Q400 operator’s fleet to 29 aircraft.

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