European airline orders four Q400s
Aug. 16, 2011, Toronto - Bombardier Aerospace announced today that a European airline, which has requested to remain unidentified at the present time, has signed a firm order for four Q400 NextGen high-speed turboprop airliners. The transaction includes options on an additional four Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Based on the Q400 NextGen aircraft list price, the firm order is valued at approximately $126 million US.
"The technologically advanced Q400 NextGen aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient regional turboprop," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. "Airlines everywhere are today enjoying the full profit potential of the advanced capabilities of this high-performance, high-profit alternative to a jet, and benefit from the optimized aircraft for short-haul operations in the 70- to 80-seat segment."
The transaction announced today increases Q400/Q400 NextGen firm orders to 412 aircraft, with 357 delivered as of April 30, 2011.