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

Embraer’s Praetor 600 business jet makes Its first transatlantic crossing

Embraer’s new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has completed its first transatlantic crossing, powered by Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).

Comlux delivers first VIP Wide body cabin completion on Airbus ACJ330

Comlux has announced the delivery of its first VIP Wide body cabin completion on an Airbus ACJ330.

Ethiopian makes travel easier with upgraded mobile app

Ethiopian Airlines has launched its Ethiopian Mobile Application - customised with a suite of innovative features including document scanning, and mobile wallet for boarding pass.

Have an ice day...

An African company has targeted Antarctica as a tourist destination. Dave Calderwood reports.

Rolls-Royce delivers first Pearl 15 production engines

Rolls-Royce announced that the first sets of Pearl 15 production standard engines were delivered to Bombardier and have been fitted to the first Global 6500 aircraft that is now in completions in readiness to power its latest business

Gulfstream G600 nears end of function and reliability testing

Gulfstream Aerospace has said its all-new, award-winning Gulfstream G600 is nearing the end of function and reliability (F&R) testing, the final stage of flying required for aircraft type certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation

TAA SK0104311219
See us at