Bombardier Signs Multiple Orders at Dubai Airshow
Bombardier Aerospace concluded a successful week at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, having announced firm orders and commitments for up to 38 aircraft valued at up to $2.01 billion US.
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
Additionally, on November 18, Boeing announced that it had selected Bombardier’s Challenger 605 business jet as the platform for its Maritime Surveillance Aircraft program on the basis of, among others, the aircraft’s payload capacity, range and speed.
As part of its ongoing commitment to customer service, Bombardier further expanded its support services in Africa by welcoming Ethiopian Airlines as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for commercial aircraft on the continent.
Bombardier also 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 Airbus A330 aircraft.
Last but not least, Iraqi Airways has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire five CS300 mainline jetliners. The LOI includes options on 11 CS300 aircraft.
Based on CS300 airliner list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $387 million US and could increase to $1.26 billion US if the 11 options are converted to firm orders. Iraqi Airways operates six CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.
Designed for the growing 100 to 149-seat market, the 100% new CSeries aircraft family combines advanced materials, leading-edge technology and proven methods to meet commercial airline requirements.
Powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1500G engines, the CSeries aircraft family will offer a 15% cash operating cost advantage and a 20% fuel burn advantage. With the extra capacity seating option, the CS300 aircraft’s offers airlines an average of 4% additional cash operating cost advantage per seat.
The CSeries aircraft’s clean-sheet design is ensuring that the aircraft will achieve greatly reduced noise and emissions, as well as superior operational flexibility, exceptional airfield performance and a range of 2,950 NM (5,463 km). The CSeries aircraft will be up to 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kg) lighter than other aircraft in the same seat category and will provide passengers with a best-in-class, wide-body cabin environment in a single-aisle aircraft.