Tag: Bombardier Q400

Bombardier to Sell Q400 Program and Cut 5,000 Jobs

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier has announced it plans to sell its Q400 turboprop passenger line to a subsidiary of Longview Aviation Capital Corporation and to cut 5,000 jobs as part of an effort to streamline operations and reduce costs. According to Bombardier, the sale includes not only the Q400 program but also all assets and intellectual property for other Dash […]

Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million. “We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet […]

Bombardier’s 90-seat Q400 Gets Transport Canada Nod

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and […]

Ethiopian Airlines Signs Purchase Agreement for 10 firm Q400 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft with Ethiopian Airlines. The order also includes purchase rights for five additional Q400 aircraft. Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $332 million U.S. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to […]

Q400 Maintenance Hits Flybe Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Expensive maintenance efforts to improve the reliability of Bombardier Q400 turboprops have hit the meager profits at British regional carrier Flybe. Adjusted profit fell by almost half for the first six months of the year, to £8.4 million ($11 million), as the carrier spent 36% more on maintenance than in the prior-year period. This was […]

Bombardier Posts $296 Million 2Q Net Loss

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier reported a $296 million net loss for the 2017 second quarter, narrowed from the Canadian manufacturer’s $490 million net loss in 2Q 2016. Bombardier’s consolidated revenue for the quarter totaled $4.1 billion, down 5% from $4.3 billion in the year-ago quarter. Bombardier said its revenue performance was mainly a result of production rate adjustments […]

WestJet To Launch 100+ Weekly Flights From Montreal

Reading Time: 1 minute WestJet announced today that it will be taking its service in Quebec to new heights, with the addition of 105 weekly flights from Montreal and Quebec City. According to the Calgary-based, the expansion would represent a 74 per cent increase. “The people in Quebec have traditionally been served by a legacy carrier and WestJet believes […]

airBaltic’s Bombardier Q400 Emergency Landing in Riga

Reading Time: 1 minute airBaltic expresses regrets about the incident on September 17 at Riga International Airport. Due to an indication of a technical issue with nose landing gear, airBaltic flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich (departure 08:04 local time), was diverted back to the airport and made an emergency landing at 10:26 local time. […]