Bombardier Aerospace has launched an extra-capacity seating configuration option for the Q400 NextGen that adds up to 14 seats to the cabin to allow operators to carry a maximum of 86 passengers.
Thailand-based Nok Air, the launch carrier for the newly configured Q400the launch customer, has placed a firm order for two of these high-capacity aircraft. The airline also holds two options and purchase rights on an additional four. The total list value of the deal is approximately $258 million.
Mubadala Development Company has signed cooperation agreements with both Boeing and Airbus at the Dubai air show.
With Boeing, the company announced a new strategic agreement that will provide the opportunity to supply as much as $2.5 billion in advanced composites and machined metals for Boeing’s commercial aircraft programs, including the 787 and 777X, as a Tier 1 supplier.
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Former Editor-in-Chief Dave North wrote pilot reports on more than 120 aircraft during his career at Aviation Week. His visits to Embraer began in 1978, long before the Brazilian company’s privatization and emergence as a powerhouse in regional jets. Here, he recalls his Embraer experiences, culminating in a test flight of the E170....More