Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation Industry (Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 30 firm Q400 NextGen aircraft, as it prepares to launch commercial airline operations in China through an airline to be named “Sutong Airlines.” Sutong Airlines, to be based in Nantong, Jiangsu plans to operate an all-Bombardier fleet of Q400 NextGen airliners when it starts operations in 2015. Based on Q400 NextGen aircraft list price, a firm order would be valued at approximately $995 million US. “With its regional aviation model set to revolutionize air service in Jiangsu,

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