Mon, Aug 03, 2009
What... They Couldn't Make It An Even Half-Dozen?
Bombardier has received a signed, firm order for five Q400
NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline which placed the order has
requested to remain undisclosed at this time, and has also taken
options on an additional five Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the firm
order contract is valued at approximately $159 million US, and
could rise to $332 million (US) if the five options are
This transaction increases firm orders for Q400/Q400 NextGen
aircraft to 362, with 245 delivered as of April 30, 2009. Q400 and
Q400 NextGen aircraft are in service with, or have been ordered by,
30 operators around the world.
The Q400/Q400 NextGen are designed as "fast, quiet,
fuel-efficient and low-emission" 70- to 80-seat large turboprops.
The Q400 and Q400 NextGens have a cruise speed of 360 knots.
The Q400 NextGen aircraft features a redesigned interior to
enhance the passenger experience including the introduction of LED
lighting, new ceiling panels, dished window sidewalls and larger
overhead luggage bins. Combining these features with the Active
Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system was designed to give
passengers 'an even more pleasant flight experience.'
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