Mon, 24 Sept 2018

India’s SpiceJet Takes Delivery of First 90-Seat Q400 Aircraft

India’s SpiceJet has taken delivery of the first 90-seat Q400 aircraft from Bombardier.

 The increased passenger capacity allows a 15% reduction in seat cost when compared to the previous standard Q400 aircraft.

Spice Jet Q400. Click to enlarge.

“We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance improvements will result in substantial reduction in unit costs and also we will be able to address our market needs in the regional space.”

“The delivery of the first 90-seat Q400 aircraft showcases the commitment of Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop program to respond to customer requirements as they address traffic growth in regional markets,” said Todd Young, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “I thank and congratulate the employees and suppliers who have worked tirelessly to deliver this most recent enhancement to the Q400 aircraft, and I also thank our customer, SpiceJet for its strong support and collaboration in this continuous improvement program.”

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