Posts: 2658
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2001 8:45 am

Qanta's Orders Three New Dash 8's

Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:20 am


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).

(R) Registered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries. Trademark of Bombardier Inc.

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.
Posts: 1604
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 12:13 pm

RE: Qanta's Orders Three New Dash 8's

Sat Jan 11, 2003 11:21 pm

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
Posts: 2658
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2001 8:45 am

RE: Qanta's Orders Three New Dash 8's

Sun Jan 12, 2003 2:05 am

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

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos