22-Jul-2010 8:42 AM

Farnborough: Qantaslink orders seven Bombardier NextGen Q400s

Qantas and Bombardier Aerospace announced (21-Jul-2010) details of a firm order for seven Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, to be operated by Qantas' wholly-owned regional airline, QantasLink, and to be delivered from 1H2011. The transaction is an exercise of Qantas options. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately USD218 million. This order will increase to 28 the number of Q400 and Q400 NextGen airliners operated by QantasLink. The airline also operates two Bombardier Dash 8-200, three Q200 and 16 Q300 aircraft. Qantas has invested more than AUD600 million in 21 Bombardier Q400 aircraft over the past four years. [more - Bombardier] [more - Qantas]

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