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Jazz Aviation takes delivery of Q400

May 26, 2011, Halifax - Today, Jazz Aviation LP took delivery of its first of fifteen Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.


May 26, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

These new aircraft will be added to Jazz's fleet over the coming months with the final airplane arriving in July 2012. Jazz also has options for an additional 15 aircraft.

Jazz's Q400 NextGen aircraft accommodates 74 passengers in a single cabin configuration featuring all-leather seating. This turboprop airliner is the most recent development in the evolution of the original Q400 aircraft. The Q400 NextGen features an enhanced cabin environment with the introduction of LED lighting, new ceiling panels, dished window sidewalls and larger overhead luggage bins. These features, combined with the Active Noise and Vibration Suppression (ANVS) system, provide for an excellent cabin experience.

"The arrival of the new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft to our fleet will strengthen our competitive position," said Joseph Randell, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jazz Aviation LP. "We continuously strive to improve our economics to provide better value to our stakeholders. With cost efficiencies amongst the best of any regional aircraft, the Q400 NextGen will help us achieve this objective. The economics, along with the speed and passenger comfort of the aircraft make for a winning combination."

The first 15 Q400 NextGen turboprops will replace 15 50-seat regional jets. The first flight the new aircraft is scheduled to operate is flight AC8910 from Toronto toQuebec City, departing at 0700, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.