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Bombardier announces firm orders/commitments for 38 aircraft, valued USD2.01bn at Dubai Air Show

22-Nov-2013 10:20 AM

Bombardier Aerospace concluded (21-Nov-2013) a successful week at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, having announced firm orders and commitments for up to 38 aircraft valued at up to USD2.01 billion. Air Côte d’Ivoire, Palma Holding Limited, Nok Air and Abu Dhabi Aviation signed firm orders and commitments for up to 22 Q400 NextGen turboprops, and Bombardier also confirmed that Nok Air was the launch customer for an extra capacity seating option that will allow the Q400 NextGen aircraft to accommodate up to 86 passengers. Bombardier also announced that Iraqi Airways signed a LoI for up to 16 CS300 aircraft, bringing the total number of orders and commitments for CSeries aircraft to 419. Meanwhile, Bombardier further expanded its support services in Africa by welcoming Ethiopian Airlines as an 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, and its maintenance facility joins a worldwide network of more than 60 facilities authorised to work on Bombardier commercial and business aircraft. Separately, Bombardier also announced that it had signed an eight-year repair agreement with Oman Air to undertake all repair work on Rolls-Royce Trent 700 inlet cowls for the carrier’s fleet of A330 aircraft. [more - original PR]