Bombardier sells seven aircraft worth US$261M

Four Q400 Turboprops and three CRJ Regional Jets sold to airlines in Hawaii, Asia.

MONTREAL — Bombardier has received firm orders for seven commercial aircraft valued at nearly US$261 million from Hawaii’s leading regional airline and two in Asia.

Island Air placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprops and has taken options for four additional dual-class 71-seat planes. The firm orders are valued at US$61 million at list prices and could increase to US$188 million if all options are exercised.

Thai low-cost carrier Nok Air has converted options for two Q400s valued at US$64 million at list price. The airline is the first customer for the new 86-seat version of the turboprop.

China Express Airlines has also converted a conditional order for three CRJ900 NextGen regional jets valued at US$136 million. The airline placed a firm order in December for three of the planes and conditional purchase agreement and options for 13 more aircraft.

©T 2014 The Canadian Press

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