Bombardier wins $200M orders from Tanzania for three aircraft

Air Tanzania adds a Q400 turboprop and two CS300s to its line-up.

December 2, 2016   by PLANT STAFF

Fuel-efficient Q400 turboprop in flight. Photo: Bombardier

Fuel-efficient Q400 turboprop in flight. Photo: Bombardier

MONTREAL — Bombardier has won orders for three aircraft worth US$200 million from Tanzania.

The Montreal-based aerospace company’s commercial aircraft group signed purchase agreements with the Tanzanian Government Flight Agency (TGFA) for two CS300 jetliners and one Q400 turboprop aircraft.

The aircraft will be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam.

The East African country’s Air Tanzaniais upping the passenger comfort level. The 76-seat interior of the Q400 is equipped with two lavatories and the two CS300 airliners will be configured in a dual-class layout, with WiFi internet and in-flight entertainment.

To date, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 566 Q400 and 360 C Series aircraft.

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