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Wed, 17 Jan 2018

Conair Orders Six Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

Conair, one of the world's leading providers of fixed wing aerial firefighting aircraft, has purchased six Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

The firm order is valued at approximately US$206 million at current list prices.

Conair operates the world's largest fleet of privately owned fixed wing airtankers and supplies specialty aerial firefighting aircraft and products worldwide.

Conair is one of the world's leading providers of fixed wing aerial firefighting aircraft. Click to enlarge.

The six Q400 production aircraft will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair's proprietary Retardant Delivery System. In the Q400 Multirole configuration, the retardant tank can be removed and reinstalled in the field in a few hours. This enables the aircraft to efficiently perform additional roles in emergency response, passenger and cargo transport, medivac, and coastal patrol without compromising its exceptional firefighting capabilities.

"The enhanced Q400 Multirole has the most advanced airtanker capabilities of any aircraft in service today," said Barry Marsden, Chairman & CEO, Conair. "The Q400 Multirole's versatility delivers optimal value by accommodating year-round service in passenger, cargo, combi transport, medivac, emergency response, surveillance and patrol without compromising state-of-the-art airtanker capabilities."

The Q400 Multirole can operate out of unprepared strips, conduct steep approaches when landing, short take off, and deliver an impressive cruise speed of 667 km/hr.

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