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User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 9
Posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1993 times:


News from CCNMatthews

Bombardier Sells Three New Q Series Turboprops to Qantas

17:21 EST Friday, January 10, 2003

TORONTO, ONTARIO--Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Qantas Airways of Australia has placed a firm order for three new 50-seat Q300 Series turboprop airliners and has also purchased a 36-seat Dash 8(R) Q200 aircraft previously leased from Bombardier. Deliveries of the new Bombardier Q300 aircraft are scheduled for the second quarter of 2003.
Qantas will place the aircraft with its QantasLink regional network, which includes the Dash 8 operations of Eastern Australia Airlines and Sunstate Airlines.

With this order, the QantasLink Bombardier Aerospace fleet will consist of 32 aircraft, of which 12 are Q Series.

"We are delighted that Qantas has once again returned to Bombardier to fill its regional aircraft requirements," said John Giraudy, president, Bombardier Regional Aircraft. "Qantas' existing Dash 8 and Q Series fleet has proven to be reliable and passenger friendly. As importantly, the economics of the Q Series especially over short sectors makes this aircraft extremely competitive."

Bombardier Aerospace, a unit of Bombardier Inc., is a world leader in the design, and manufacture of innovative aviation products and provides services for the regional, business and amphibious aircraft markets. It also offers Bombardier Flexjet(R) fractional ownership, aircraft charter and management, technical services, aircraft maintenance and pilot training for business, regional airline and military customers.

Bombardier Inc., a diversified manufacturing and services company, is a world-leading manufacturer of business jets, regional aircraft, rail transportation equipment and motorized recreational products. It also provides financial services and asset management in business areas aligned with its core expertise. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the Corporation has a workforce of some 80,000 people in 24 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2002 stood at $21.6 billion Cdn. Bombardier trades on the Toronto, Brussels and Frankfurt stock exchanges (BBD, BOM and BBDd.F).

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Note to Editors:

Images of the QantasLink Bombardier Q300 aircraft are available on our Web site photo gallery at: www.aero.bombardier.com/htmen/F14.jsp

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Bombardier Aerospace, Toronto, Bert Cruickshank, (416) 375-3030, www.aero.bombardier.com

© CCNMatthews

Well its not a big order but it helped push the stock up today along with rail orders.

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User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Scarcastic mode on :
"Great, wonderful, yippee! More new generation Caribou added to the QF fleet."
Scarcastic mode off.

Honestly I must be getting old as I used to enjoy flying on the Dash 8 but my fortnightly dose of a 1 hour 45 minute sector (usually followed by another 50 minute sector some months) on a Dash 8 is worse than getting teeth pulled (next one the day after tomorrow as a matter of fact). Don't look forward to it at all any more particularly with the QF/QFLink "Here have a Roll and a Drink and enjoy it" service. It's almost to the stage where I miss getting gassed on a 146 (I did say almost) which was at least quicker.

Obviously being in a dominant position QF isn't interested in replacing these modern day troop transports with any sort of regional jet.

"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2744 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1913 times:

I prefer props to jets just about any day myself. However I understand where you are coming from.

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