Two months after placing a firm order for six Bombardier Aerospace 50-seat Q300* turboprops, Qantas Airways of Sydney, Australia has ordered an additional Q300 aircraft for its QantasLink regional airline operation.
The order announced today represents the conversion of an option Qantas obtained with its six-aircraft order announced on December 17, 2003.
“We continue to invest in our fleet to ensure that we have the best aircraft to meet the needs of our passengers in regional Australia,” said Narendra Kumar, Executive General Manager, Regional Airlines, Qantas Airways.
“This order reconfirms the economic and operational excellence of the Dash 8 and our strong relationship with our friends Down Under,” said Steven A. Ridolfi, President, Bombardier Aerospace, Regional Aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace is the leading supplier of aircraft to regional airlines in the Asia/Pacific region, with 154 of its Q Series* turboprops and CRJ* regional jets in service or ordered by 29 operators in 12 countries.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from regional aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2003 were $21.2 billion Cdn and its shares are traded on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F). News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
N.B. Fiscal year 2002-03 revenues have been restated following the sale of the recreational products business.
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