Horizon Air

Bombardier Aerospace has announced the delivery of a Q400 turboprop aircraft to Horizon Air, which is the regional airline’s 51st aeroplane of this type.

The NextGen model aircraft is the last of three ordered by Horizon Air in June 2013.

Horizon Air president Glenn Johnson said: "As we expand our service into the state of Alaska this year, we look to the Q400 NextGen aircraft’s versatility, speed and comfort."

Horizon Air’s Q400 jets are equipped with head-up guidance systems (HGS) for all-weather operations, wide area augmentation systems (WAAS) with approach guidance (LPV) and RNP AR 0.3 that enable flying in curved approaches to airports in difficult terrain.

According to the airline, the three new Q400 NextGen jets will enable it to begin operations in Alaska on 3 March, with daily flights between Anchorage and Fairbanks, and Anchorage and Kodiak.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone said: "We’re confident that Horizon Air will continue to successfully showcase the flexibility and adaptability of the Q400 aircraft as it operates within the geographically diverse Alaskan landscape."

Horizon Air operates on behalf of Alaska Airlines and is a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group.

Image: The recently delivered NextGen model Q400 turbopop is the last of three ordered by Horizon Air in June 2013. Photo: courtesy of Bombardier.

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