Qantas Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners

Qantas Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Bombardier Aerospace
announced today that Australia's largest domestic and international
airline, Qantas Airways Limited has placed a firm order for three
Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. Based on the list price for the
Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $98
million US. 
Qantas will use the aircraft to strengthen its extensive network in
the Australian domestic market. The Q400 aircraft has been vital to
Qantas' rapid expansion in regional Australia over the past five
This order will increase to 31 the number of Q400 and Q400 NextGen
airliners operated by Qantas. The airline also operates two
Bombardier Dash 8-200, three Q200 and 16 Q300 aircraft.  
"Qantas is a valued and long-time Bombardier customer and has
undoubtedly contributed much to the Q400 aircraft's success and
popularity in Australia," said Mike Arcamone, President, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. "Qantas has once again decided to go with the
Q400 NextGen turboprop, and this is a testament to the aircraft's
unmatched economics, reduced fuel burn and low operating costs."  
With the transaction announced today, Bombardier has taken firm
orders for a total of 463 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide,
Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 243 million
passengers and have logged over 3.8 million flight hours and more
than 4.1 million take-offs and landings in service with more than 40
operators. Over 300 Bombardier commercial aircraft are operating in,
or have been ordered for, the Asia-Pacific region. 
About Q400 NextGen aircraft 
The Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner, which is built at Bombardier's
Toronto, Ontario facility, is the most recent development in the
evolution of the Q400 aircraft, and the advanced successor to
Bombardier's Dash 8/Q-Series family of aircraft. Optimized for
short-haul operations, the "comfortably greener," 70- to 80-seat Q400
NextGen aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient
turboprop. It provides an ideal balance of passenger comfort and
operating economics with a reduced environmental footprint. 
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