Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Air Niugini Orders Two Bombardier Q400  
User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4515 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Another new Q400 customer - Air Niugini orders two Bombardier Q400:

Toronto, October 2, 2009 – Bombardier Aerospace announced today that Air Niugini, the national airline of Papua New Guinea, has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen highspeed turboprop airliners. The airline has also taken an option for an additional Q400 NextGen airliner. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $60 million US which could increase to $92 million US if the option is exercised.

Air Niugini’s current fleet includes two Bombardier Dash 8-100 aircraft (one configured as a freighter), three 36-seat Q200 and three 50-seat Q300 aircraft. Formed in 1973, the airline
serves 23 domestic points plus ten international routes in Asia, Oceania and Australia.
“The Q400 NextGen aircraft follows in the footsteps of a long line of robust and reliable de
Havilland and Bombardier turboprops that have served our airline very well over the years,” said Wasantha Kumarasiri, Chief Executive Officer, Air Niugini. “The aircraft’s ‘hot and high’
capabilities and its ability to operate on shorter runways are especially important for our route network, while its speed, fuel-efficiency, low emissions and comfortable cabin were also key factors in our selection.”

Source: bombadier.com

Anyone in the know if these Q400s will be used for domestic flights or for international routes?

The article also mentions a DHC8-100 freighter - is there an official "conversion" kit? I wasn't ware that there are any DHC8 freighters around.

1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently onlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 6285 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

Quoting Vfw614 (Thread starter):
Anyone in the know if these Q400s will be used for domestic flights or for international routes?

My guess would be mainly domestic, but CNS at 453 nm would also be an ideal route.


DC23468910;B72172273373G73873H74374475275376377L77W;A319 320321332333343;BAe146;C402;DHC6;F27;L188;MD80MD85
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Korean Air Orders Two More A380´s posted Mon Feb 2 2009 22:01:29 by Gorgos
Expected Orders: Asiana, Air Niugini posted Tue Apr 22 2008 23:04:24 by Flying-Tiger
Luxair Orders 3 Bombardier Q400 Turboprobs posted Tue Jun 13 2006 23:35:59 by Luxair
2 Q400s For Air Niugini posted Mon Aug 24 2009 04:36:05 by FCKC
Air Astana Orders 6 A320 posted Thu Jun 12 2008 03:09:19 by Scouseflyer
Brazil`s Government Orders Two E Jets posted Mon Jun 2 2008 11:35:29 by Dougbr2006
BA Orders Two A318 posted Tue May 27 2008 06:23:11 by ENU
Air Niugini Going For 747's + 787's posted Tue May 20 2008 22:51:00 by Zkojh
Air Niugini Leases 2 787s From Icelandair posted Wed Apr 23 2008 04:12:29 by NYC777
Official: Air Berlin Customer Of 10 Q400's posted Wed Mar 26 2008 06:12:45 by ENU