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Q400

Flybe Confirms Takeover Talks

Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe has confirmed it is in talks with Virgin Atlantic about a potential takeover. The formal sale process was announced by the Exeter-based carrier earlier in the month as it attempts to shore up its balance

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Bombardier Sells Q Series Programme

Bombardier has announced it will sell the Q Series Aircraft Programme to Longview Aviation Capital, parent company of Canadian aircraft manufacturer, Viking Air as part of a major restructuring exercise. Up to 5,000 jobs could also go as the firm

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SpiceJet Adds Q400s

India’s SpiceJet has taken delivery of its first 90-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop. The aircraft, VT-SQA (c/n 4583), is one of 50 on order (25 firm and 25 purchase rights) in a $1.7bn deal signed at last year’s Paris Air Show,

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Fresh Look for Flybe

Exeter-based regional carrier Flybe has revealed a refreshed livery for its turboprop and jet fleet. The first aircraft with the updated design is G-JECP (c/n 4136), a Bombardier Q400 which was delivered to the airline in 2006. Flybe’s emblematic purple

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines Orders Q400

Bombardier has announced the sale of three new Q400 turboprops to Biman Bangladesh Airlines, with a value of around US$106m at list prices. The order is being facilitated via a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), which is

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Bombardier Continues African Market Growth

Ghanaian airline PassionAir is set to receive pre-owned Q400s as Bombardier continues to increase its presence within the African market.  The new Accra-based carrier acquired the aircraft through a dry-lease with a third party; with the turboprops to operate in

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Green Light for 90-Seat Q400

Transport Canada has certified Bombardier Q400’s to carry 90 passengers, the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach this capacity. Todd Young, head of the Q Series aircraft programme, remarked: “With increasing growth in the number of passengers

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QantasLink Cabin Refresh

QantasLink has revealed its first upgraded turboprop aircraft to feature the Australian regional carrier’s refreshed cabin. The revamped Bombardier Dash 8-Q300, VH-SCE (c/n 602) Birdsville, was unveiled on June 26 at the company’s maintenance facility at Tamworth Airport, New South

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Double Delight for Bombardier

Canadian OEM Bombardier has won orders from two different African customers for Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. African Aero Trading has signed for six examples on behalf of the consortium launching Air Connection Express in Angola.  The new carrier will use the

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Ethiopian Grows Q400 Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a firm order for ten more Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops, valued at approximately $332m.  The African carrier has also taken purchase rights for five additional examples. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our

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