Bombardier introduces 90-seat turboprop

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 17, 2016 22:06

Bombardier introduces 90-seat turboprop

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has introduced the world’s only commercial turboprop capable of carrying 90 passengers.

“As part of Bombardier’s ongoing commitment to the evolution of the Q400 aircraft program, we are thrilled to offer customers increased capacity on regional routes with high passenger demand and the growth potential to increase profitability,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

“We are witnessing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market and Bombardier is responding with a 90-seat Q400 aircraft – a new segment solution ideally suited for current and future short-haul and high-demand markets,” said Patrick Baudis, Vice President, Marketing, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Once again, Bombardier’s innovation leads the pack – industry players have talked about developing a 90-seat turboprop, and today, only Bombardier has turned that vision into a reality.”

Bombardier has also announced a 2,000 lb-increase in payload and an escalation of the A-Check and C-Check intervals from 600/6,000 to 800/8,000 flight hours, all available for entry-into-service as early as 2018.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore February 17, 2016 22:06