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Bombardier wins $69M Q400 order from African carrier

Aerospace manufacturer now has 476 firm orders for the NexGen turboprop.

November 18, 2013   by CANADIAN PRESS

Bombardier’s Q400 NextGen aircraft. Photo: Bombardier

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Bombardier has won an order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft with an option for two more from the Abidjan-based Air Cote d’Ivoire on the second day of the Dubai Airshow.

The Canadian aerospace company says the firm order is worth about US$69 million.

Bombardier says that if the two options are converted into firm orders, the contract will be worth $141 million.

In signing the order, the national airline of Ivory Coast said the dual-class-configured NextGen was ideally suited for its market.

Bombardier says that as of Sept. 30, it had 476 firm orders for Q400 and Q400 NextGen turboprops.

It announced the sale a day after Boeing won orders worth almost $100 billion for its planned 777X long-haul airliner.

© 2013 The Canadian Press


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