Bombardier Aerospace announced today that All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Tokyo, Japan has signed a contract to acquire three Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The transaction represents the conversion of options.
Based on Q400 NextGen aircraft list prices, the contract is valued at approximately $80 million US.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Bombardier Aerospace with these aircraft acquisitions,” said Tomohiro Hidema, Executive Vice President, All Nippon Airways. “We are using the Q400 airliner on several routes resulting in a significant saving in operation costs.”
“Airlines and government operators in Japan have been valued Bombardier customers since the sale of the first Dash 8 airliner to a Japanese operator in 1996,” said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“Since that time, Japanese operators have placed firm orders for 48 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops, including the transaction with All Nippon Airways announced today. We are proud of the contribution our aircraft are making to regional air service in Japan.”
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