Bombardier wins $162m order for five Q400 aircraft


Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has finalised an order to sell five of its Q400 turboprop aircraft to an undisclosed customer.

The aircraft are valued at $162m at list prices.

Talking about the order, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Fred Cromer said: “It is further acknowledgement of the aircraft’s unmatched performance, operational flexibility, industry-leading economics and passenger comfort.

“The Q400 is clearly the most versatile turboprop solution for airlines.”

The aircraft family is available in both standard single-class and dual-class configuration for additional passenger comfort, as well as an optional extra-capacity layout with up to 90 seats.

“The Q400 is clearly the most versatile turboprop solution for airlines.”

The aircraft is also available in a cargo-passenger combi configuration.

More than 60 owners and operators worldwide are currently operating the Q400 aircraft family aircraft.

In April, Bombardier announced that Russian leasing company Ilyushin Finance (IFC) had converted an option on one Q400 aircraft to a firm order.

The deal has brought the total number of Q400 orders placed by IFC to two, which will be operated by Kenya-based budget carrier Jambojet on lease from IFC.


Image: A Q400 aircraft in Bombardier livery. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.