Montreal - Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier has announced the conclusion of a purchase agreement with Ethiopian Airlines for 10, Q400 aircraft.

The order also includes an option for five additional devices of the same type. Based on the current list price of the Q400, the value of this firm order is approximately $332 million.

Designed as a modern turboprop for the 21st century, the Q400 is the latest member of the Q Series. It provides unparalleled levels of performance, operational flexibility and passenger comfort. In addition to its standard single-class configuration, the Q400 is also available in a dual-class cabin configuration with increased passenger comfort.

Bombardier's twin turboprop aircraft continue to deliver unmatched performance to our operators, and we are proud that the national carrier of Ethiopia once again recognizes this incredible value by expanding its fleet of Q400 aircraft,
said, Fred Cromer. President of Commercial Aircraft at Bombardier.

The market trend for larger and more efficient turboprops has intensified, and this order is a testament to the success of the Q400 and the value it offers customers around the world.

Ethiopian Airlines flies to 129 destinations in 72 countries with 202 routes served.