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Air Côte d'Ivoire orders two Q400s and two options

19-Nov-2013 11:35 AM

Air Côte d'Ivoire and Bombardier Aerospace signed (18-Nov-2013) a conditional purchase agreement for two Q400 NextGens with options for two additional aircraft of the same type. The two firm orders are valued at USD69 million at list price. Air Côte d'Ivoire CEO Rene Decurey said, "The dual-class-configured Q400 NextGen aircraft is ideally suited for our market; it will support passengers’ requirements and integrate well into our fleet. We will capitalise on the Q400 NextGen aircraft’s outstanding performance — including its high speed and long-range cruise capability – as we look to modernise our fleet and expand our domestic and regional route network. Additionally, in West Africa, where average fuel prices are among the highest in the world and the highest on the continent, the fast, fuel-efficient Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner is the most cost effective and flexible regional aircraft solution for our operations." Bombardier Commercial Aircraft president Mike Arcamone said, "Bombardier Commercial Aircraft continues to perform well in Africa, where we have captured 100 per cent market share over more than two years in the large turboprop segment." [more - original PR]