in Air Transport

Bombardier to sell Q400 programme to Viking Air

Posted 8 November 2018 · Add Comment

Bombardier is selling its slow-selling Q400 turboprop passenger plane line to Viking Air it was announced today.

 

Bombardier will sell its Q400 turboprop programme to Canadian airframe maker Viking Air for $300 million as part of a streamlining exercise expected to include the loss of some 5,000 jobs over the next 12 to 18 months.

 

It also said it agreed to sell its business aircraft training unit to CAE for $800 million.

 

David Curtis, CEO of Longview Aviation Capital & Viking Air said in a public statement:  “The Dash 8 turboprop is the perfect complement to our existing portfolio of specialised aircraft including the Twin Otter and the Canadair CL 215 and 415 series of water bombers.

 

“We see enormous value in the de Havilland Dash 8 programme, with these aircraft in demand and in use all around the world.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Spy wars in the skies over north Africa

Alan Warnes looks at the tense spying game being played out between Morocco and Algeria.

ACJ320neo takes to the skies for the first time

The first ACJ320neo successfully completed a two hour and 40 minute first flight from Hamburg on November 16.

Botswana replaces crashed C212 with second-hand Airbus

The Botswana Defence Force Air Wing has acquired a second-hand Airbus CAS C-212 light turboprop transport aircraft to replace one similar that crashed in 2017.

Aerospace on a roll in Morocco

Morocco’s aeronautical ecosystem continues to grow, integrating new operators and new technologies. Anuradha Deenapanray and Vincent Chappard spoke to Karim Cheikh, the new president of Morocco’s aeronautical and space

A FAANtastic opportunity...

Chukwu Emeke looks at a new open investment plan in Nigeria.

Gainjet Ireland takes delivery of the world’s first EJ-registered aircraft

Celebrating 90 years of the Irish aircraft registry with the Irish Aviation Authority, GainJet Ireland added to the celebrations with its recently acquired Embraer Lineage 1000 EJ-IOBN, being the first aircraft to be registered under

TAA SK1009311218
See us at
AirCargoAFA_BT220318210219AviationAfrica_BT0607280219