Bombardier will display a Philippine Airlines
dual-class 86-seat Q400 regional turboprop, as well as an
airBaltic CS300 aircraft at the 2018 Singapore Airshow, which runs
from 6-11 February.
“Asia Pacific is a region of unmatched
opportunities where Bombardier has recently gained significant
momentum. The CS300 aircraft’s recent Asian commercial debut with
Korean Air Lines highlights our breakthrough into the region’s
fast-growing market,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier
Commercial Aircraft. “Passenger demand in the region is increasing
fast, driving demand for more short-haul aircraft, more flight
frequencies and more city pairs to increase connectivity. We are
confident our product line-up will continue to be instrumental in
supporting intra-regional growth, as well as further protecting
passenger yields in the region.”
The Asia Pacific region is Bombardier Commercial
Aircraft’s fastest growing market with strong demand for small
single-aisle aircraft like the C Series, as well as larger
regional turboprops and jets.
“The high-performing Q400 aircraft has proven to
serve the Asia Pacific region very well. Bombardier acted well
ahead of the market trend toward larger turboprops when it
introduced the 90-seat Q400 turboprop at the Singapore Airshow two
years ago. The Q400 aircraft ushered in a new era of turboprops,
and the recent SpiceJet reorder for up to 50 new 90-seat Q400
turboprops is another great example of our strong market
penetration,” Cromer added.
Singapore is the headquarters for Bombardier’s
operations in the Asia Pacific region. The company’s
Customer Services network for commercial aircraft in the region
includes five Regional Support Offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, Delhi,
Singapore and Sydney, and Bombardier-authorized Service Facilities
operated by STAECO in Jinan, China, Hawker Pacific in Cairns,
Australia and GMR Aero Technic in Hyderabad, India.
Bombardier’s exhibit at the airshow will also
showcase a Challenger 350 and Global 6000 corporate aircraft at
the airshow. Bombardier’s chalet is located at CD 55-59.