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Spicejet takes delivery of first 90 seat Q400

SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Low cost carrier SpiceJet has taken delivery of Bombardier’s first 90-seat Q400 turbo-prop. The Canadian airframer had announced in February 2016 that it would develop an extra-capacity 90 seat variant of the Q400. Bombardier has accomplished this by redesigning the front right door of the aircraft and moving the aft bulkhead further back. This along with reducing the space between …

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Bombardier CSeries relaunched as Airbus A220

European airframer Airbus has officially revealed the new name and branding of the former Bombardier CSeries. The Airbus A220 as it will be called was revealed at a ceremony held at Airbus’ Delivery Centre, near Toulouse. The larger CS300 will be rebranded as the Airbus A220-300 and the smaller CS100 as the Airbus A220-100. The aircraft are designed to seat …

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Bombardier delivers first CS300 to AirBaltic

Canadian airframer, Bombardier has delivered it’s first CS300 aircraft to the launch customer, Latvian flag carrier AirBaltic. The carrier will launch its first CS300 flight from Riga to Amsterdam on 14 December. The CS300 will replace the carrier’s aging Boeing 737-300 and -500 aircraft and join it’s existing fleet of 12 Q400’s. The CS300 is the larger variant in Bombardier’s …

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Bombardier starts C series European route-proving flights from Zurich

Bombardier CS100 in SWISS livery.

As the second CS300 aircraft completed its first flight in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, last week, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has commenced European route-proving flights with the smaller CS100 aircraft for launch customer Swiss International Air Lines (“SWISS”). The airframer has already conducted a similar exercise for North America last year. The month long exercise operated with a dedicated aircraft will visit …

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Abu Dhabi aviation signs LOI for two Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft

By BA StaffBombardier Aerospace announced that Abu Dhabi Aviation, based in Abu Dhabi, has signed a Letter of Intent for two Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline is a long time Bombardier Q-Series aircraft customer. Based on the list price, the potential contract value for Abu Dhabi Aviation’s transaction, covering two Q400 NextGen aircraft, would be approximately $70 million US. Abu …

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Ethiopian Airlines authorised as service facility for Q400 turboprops

Bombardier Aerospace celebrated its growing support network in Africa by agreeing with Ethiopian Airlines of Addis Ababa, as yet another Authorised Service Facility (ASF) for commercial aircraft on the continent. The airline can now perform line and heavy maintenance on Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft under the Bombardier ASF banner. Ethiopian Airlines operates a fleet of modern aircraft, and …

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Bombardier and Air Côte d’Ivoire sign agreement for up to four Q400 NextGen aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace announced that Abidjan-based Air Côte d’Ivoire, the national airline of the Invory Coast, has signed a conditional purchase agreement for two Q400 NextGen aircraft with options for an additional two Q400 NextGen aircraft. Based on list price, the contract value for two firm-ordered Q400 NextGen aircraft would be approximately $69 million US. Should the two options be converted …

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Palma Holdings signs LOI for up to eight new Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops

Bombardier Aerospace announced that Palma Holding Limited (Palma) has signed a letter of intent to acquire up to eight dual-class Q400 NextGen aircraft. The agreement would cover four firm-ordered aircraft and four options. Palma intends to lease four aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines. Based on the list price, the potential contract value for Palma’s transaction covering four Q400 NextGen aircraft and …

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Boeing selects Bombardier business jet for maritime surveillance aircraft program

Boeing has selected Bombardier’s Challenger 605 business jet as the platform for its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) program.Tim Peters, Boeing vice president and general manager, Mobility, Surveillance and Engagement, said at the Dubai Airshow: “The Challenger 605 is an ideal platform to host MSA’s mission system, sensors and communications equipment. It also provides the power, payload capacity, range, speed and …

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