Bombardier delivers first high density Q400 to Nok Air

Nok Air LogoOn August 28, 2014, Bombardier delivered the first Q400 high density aircraft to Nok Air.

The carrier has another six Q400s on order with options on a further two aircraft.

The Q400s will replace the two ATR 72s in the airline’s fleet.

The high density version of the Q400 can carry a maximum of 86 passengers and Nok Air was the launch customer for the type.

Saurya Airlines takes delivery of first CRJ200

Saurya Airlines LogoOn August 18, 2014, Saurya Airlines, a new airline operating in Nepal, took delivery of its first CRJ200.

The aircraft is MSN 7493, a CRJ-200 that was previously operated by Air Nostrum as EC-HTZ. The aircraft’s new registration will be 9N-ALE.

7492 first flew on February 26, 2001 and was delivered to Air Nostrum on April 9, 2001 and served with that airline until its onward sale to Saurya Airlines in 2014.

Unnamed airline places order for five Q400s

Q400 Dash 8 LogoOn July 30, 2014, Bombardier announced that an unnamed airline signed a firm purchase agreement for five Q400 NextGen turboprops.

Based on the list price for the Q400, the agreement is valued at approximately $168 million in US dollars.

Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 511 Q400 and Q400 NextGens. Q400 and Q400 NextGens have transported more than 295 million passengers and have logged over 4.7 million flight hours and more than 5 million take-offs and landings.

Azul orders up to 50 Embraer 195-E2s

Azul AirlinesEmbraer announced at Farnborough that a letter of Intent with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras for 30 Embraer 195-E2s has been signed. The agreement includes 20 additional options for the type.

As the first airline to order the E195-E2, Azul becomes the launch operator for the new type. Azul currently operates 82 E-Jets and has another 11 on order. The airline also operates the largest fleet of Embraer 195s in the world.

First delivery is planned for the first quarter of 2019 with entry into service in 2020.

Azul, the third largest airline in Brazil, operates a fleet of 141 aircraft.