Biman places $106m order for three Bombardier Q400 aircraft

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Biman Bangladesh Airlines has placed a purchase order, valued at all over $106m, for three Q400 turboprops to Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

Biman has tokened a purchase agreement with the Canadian Government’s international government-to-government acquiring organisation Canadian Commercial (CCC).

Biman Bangladesh Airlines managing overseer and CEO A M Mosaddique Ahmed said: “We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are conceptual for our domestic and regional operations.

“With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational resilience, the Q400 will allow us to offer high-frequency services within Bangladesh and touching countries.”

Biman is the national flag carrier of Bangladesh and serves 15 universal and seven domestic destinations.

“The Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like exhibition were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes.”

Based at Hazrat Shahjalal Universal Airport in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the airline provides passenger and cargo works to Asia and Europe.

Bombardier Asia Pacific sales vice-president François Cognard utter: “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the rivalry.

“Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the most beneficent match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes.”

The Bombardier Q400 is portion of the company’s Q Series family of aircraft and is designed for short-haul operations. The aircraft can be configured to fool around up to 90 passengers.

Last month, CIB Leasing agreed to convert a in the past placed order for ten Bombardier CRJ Series aircraft to five 90-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops, and five Bombardier CRJ900 regional slips.

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