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WestJet: Order Up To 45 Q400's *confirmed*  
User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9371 posts, RR: 26
Posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8266 times:

Would join the fleet of Boeing 737's. I think the plane would look sharp in their colors.

This confirms a deal which was previously reported on May 1, Bombardier won the order over ATR.


"Bombardier Aerospace announced today that WestJet, an Alberta partnership, has signed a conditional order for
20 Q400 NextGen turboprops. The transaction also includes options on an additional 25 Q400 NextGen aircraft. Order based on list price for the 20 is ~$683m."


http://www.bombardier.com/en/corpora...ses/details?docID=0901260d8022079b



[Edited 2012-06-28 13:10:18]


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User currently offlineheathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8184 times:

I don't think this is a major shock to anyone.

Exciting news none the less. I will keep my eye out next year.

Any word of what will happen to their 737-600's?


User currently offlinestlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9371 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8172 times:

Quoting heathrow (Reply 1):
I don't think this is a major shock to anyone.

Exciting news none the less. I will keep my eye out next year.

No, but it's always nice to hear the news if you're associated with either of the two companies, that's for sure. Always a good morale booster for company pride in a 'down economy.'

And if you're into stocks - always nice to buy a little bit here and there in advance of the announcement and see if it goes up in value.



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User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 8058 times:

Good all around more airline jobs in Canada. Can't wait to see the first one.


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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7670 times:
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This is old news. The big question now is where will they fly them first (east/west canada) and what the new destinations be once they are done subbing out 737's and replacing with Q4's.


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User currently offlineCRJ900X From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7336 times:

So can this order be added to Bombardier's order book as a done deal, or does it still need to be "firmed" up at a later date?

I only ask this because the press release states that this is a "conditional" order.


User currently offlinecat3dual From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7303 times:

Quoting heathrow (Reply 1):

If they part with them, scrap heap. And rightly so. Horrible airplane economically.


User currently offlinerailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7047 times:

I'd say their first destinations, (considering that with the exception of Calgary and Fort McMurray is all contracted ground crews) might be those cities where the ground crews have experience handling other airlines' Q400s? i.e. in YYJ, Canwest handles Horizon Air. Though nothing all the training and purchasing of new ground equipment can't help in the months of preparation that'll no doubt be put forth for the first Q entering service.

User currently offlinepictues From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5900 times:

Quoting railker (Reply 7):
Though nothing all the training and purchasing of new ground equipment can't help in the months of preparation that'll no doubt be put forth for the first Q entering service.

Not much new equipment needed, only need 1 beltloaderro to load a Q400, but I guess they would need the dc ground power units.


User currently offlinexdlx From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5807 times:

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 6):

Janet will take them....


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4339 times:

Quoting heathrow (Reply 1):
Any word of what will happen to their 737-600's?

Would they not keep the 600's for their routes in Alberta?

The Q400's may be used in the Ontario market, or to expand from YWG to other points around Western Canada not including YYC and YEG. I doubt they would expand in eastern Canada unless they set up something at YHZ.

[Edited 2012-06-29 08:52:19]


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User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4338 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 10):

Quoting heathrow (Reply 1):
Any word of what will happen to their 737-600's?

Would they not keep the 600's for their routes in Alberta?

The Q400's may be used in the Ontario market, or to expand from YWG to other points around Western Canada not including YYC and YEG. I doubt they would expand in eastern Canada unless they set up something at

I read the -600s do ok for them.

If not, I'm sure the US Government will take them for LAS flights into the desert like the rest of them.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlinerailker From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3988 times:

Quoting pictues (Reply 8):
Not much new equipment needed, only need 1 beltloaderro to load a Q400, but I guess they would need the dc ground power units.

Also need a portable ramp in the event of flying customers who need the aisle chair, unless they go the 'brute strength' method of getting it up the stairs. And the bottom lip of the door tends to necessitate a small step. And the forward cargo door will need a set of stairs to access properly. But the belt loader, carts, etc. can definitely be used universally.


User currently offlinerikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3816 times:

YQL, please. That is all.... for Southern Alberta, that is.

When I was involved with Westjet ('99-'05), I had asked about the YQL route. At the time they were studying an East/West route: YWG - YQR - YQL - YLW - YVR. That route would have restored and extended the YQL-YLW-YVR route that Time Air did with their Dash 7's & 8's. The route was dropped with reorganizing under the Canadi>n Regional banner. I believe that YQL is "on the radar", but whether they are served East-West, or North-South will be a guess for a while.

Regardless, congrats to Westjet and Bombardier. Good to see the Dash flying in Canadian skies for the foreseeable future!



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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 11):
I read the -600s do ok for them.

That's what I thought.



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User currently onlineredzeppelin From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 598 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Quoting cat3dual (Reply 6):
If they part with them, scrap heap. And rightly so. Horrible airplane economically.

Is there any private market for a used 736 for conversion to a VIP transport?



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