Bombardier Aerospace announced yesterday that SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India has placed a firm order for 15 Q-400 NextGen turboprop airliners and has taken options on an additional 15 airliners.
Based on the list price for the Q-400 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $446 million US, and could increase to approximately $915 million US if all 15 options are converted to firm orders.
SpiceJet currently serves 22 destinations in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The Q-400 NextGen (NG) is a version of the Q-400 compared to which the cockpit has been updated besides the internal lightning; the windows have major dimensions, as reducing the fuel consumption; the maintenance costs have been reduced.
The Q-400 known as Q-Series, previously designated de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a twin-engined turboprop scheduled regional family manufactured in original way, by Canadian society de Havilland Canada, then from Bombardier, as of eighties. (Avionews)