Air Côte d’Ivoire converts options on two Q400s

Air Cote d'Ivoire DHC-8Q-400Bombardier announced on April 13, 2015 that Air Côte d’Ivoire converted options on two Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order. The two options were acquired under a contract announced on December 18, 2013 that also included a firm order for two Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Air Côte d’Ivoire took delivery of its first two aircraft in 2014, in a dual-class configuration.

Including Air Côte d’Ivoire’s order, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 541 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Jambojet commences operations with Q400s

Q400 Dash 8 LogoNairobi, Kenya-based, Jambojet became a Q400 operator on March 30, 2015 after the airline chartered a Q400 turboprop from DAC Aviation.

Jambojet will be operating the aircraft to three destinations in Kenya’s coastal region — Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda — from its base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airlines, is the second new operator to have chosen to operate the Q400 aircraft in Africa in 2015, and has become the 19th operator of the type in Africa.

flymojo signs Letter of Intent for up to 40 CSeries

Bombardier_logoOn March 17, 2015, Bombardier announced that new startup Malaysian airline called flymojo, have signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 20 CS100 aircraft with options for an additional 20 CS100 aircraft.

The airline is owned by the Government of Malaysia and will operate from two hubs, one in Johor Bahru, Johor and the other in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

Flymojo is expected to become the first customer and operator of the CS100 aircraft in the region.

Starbow takes delivery of one Q400

Starbow Q400On March 16, 2015, Bombardier announced that Accra, Ghana-based Aero Surveys Limited (“Starbow”) had taken delivery of a Q400 aircraft.

The aircraft is wet-leased from Falcon Aviation Services of Abu Dhabi. The aircraft is one of six that Falcon ordered from Bombardier in 2014.

Bombardier has firm orders for a total of 537 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 355 million passengers and have logged over 5.7 million flight hours and more than 6.1 million take-offs and landings.