Qantas Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners

Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:16pm EST

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Bombardier Aerospace

January 17, 2013 - 05:16:30 PM

Qantas Orders Three Bombardier Q400 NextGen Airliners

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 17, 2013) - 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 years. 

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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Marc Duchesne
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
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