Fri, 3 August 2018

Bombardierís 90-Seat Q400 Cabin Configuration Receives Certification from Transport Canada

Bombardierís 90-passenger Q400 aircraft has received certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity.

Bombardier Q400. Click to enlarge.

ďWith increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and 15% lower cost per seat compared to the previous standard Q400, leading to more profitability potential for airlines,Ē said Todd Young, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. ďUpon delivery later this year, our launch customer SpiceJet will become the first airline to take advantage of the profitable and efficient operations of the 90-seat Q400 aircraft following its order of up to 50 in 2017.Ē

The 90-seat configuration represents another step in Bombardierís continuous improvement of its Q400 aircraft. Other improvements under development includes a 2,000-lb-increase in payload capacity and an escalation of the A-Check and C-Check intervals from 600/6,000 to 800/8,000 flight hours.

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