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Bombardier sells seven Q400 NextGen airliners to Qantas


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<div style="text-align: left;">Bombardier Aerospace announced that Australian flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd. has placed a firm order for seven Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The aircraft will be operated by Qantas' wholly owned regional airline, QantasLink.

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Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $218 million US.

This order will increase to 28 the number of Q400 and Q400 NextGen
airliners operated by QantasLink. The airline also operates two
Bombardier Dash 8-200, three Q200 and 16 Q300 aircraft.

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"Qantas has deployed the Q400 and Q400 NextGen the way its designers
intended," said Gary R. Scott, President, Bombardier Commercial
Aircraft. "These aircraft have replaced or complemented jet services,
replaced smaller and older turboprops, reached out to new markets and
extended the range beyond typical turboprop distances, and all this with
the most comfortable and most cost-competitive aircraft in its class."

Optimized for short-haul operations, the 70- to 80-seat Q400 NextGen
aircraft is a large, fast, quiet and fuel-efficient turboprop. It
provides a perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating economics
with a reduced environmental footprint. Including the order from Qantas
announced today, Bombardier has booked firm orders for a total of 385
Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft and as of April 30, 2010, 300 had been



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