Montreal - On November 15, 2017, Bombardier finally signed a contract with leasing company Nordic Aviation Capital for two Q400 turboprops for the Jambojet low-cost carrier, which will operate the devices from its base at Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport.
The value of this firm order is approximately $ 64 million at the list price.
"The Q400's performance is exceptional. Its operational capability, proven in the warm climate and varied topography of Africa, is a great asset to our portfolio," said Willem Hondius, Managing Director of Jambojet. "Our passengers like to travel on this plane, and it continues to provide tremendous benefits to the airline," he continued, announcing the future withdrawal of the two Boeing 737-300.
The acquisition of the new devices allows NAC to expand its Q400 aircraft portfolio, which now includes 87 aircraft, and to remain the largest owner and lessor of this type of aircraft in the world.
"We are confident that, thanks to its economic characteristics, the Q400 will enable us to implement our growth strategy as we seek to open new routes and meet the anticipated increase in demand," concluded the leader.
The acquisition of these aircraft allows NAC to expand its Q400 aircraft portfolio, which now includes 87 aircraft, and to remain the largest owner and lessor of this aircraft type in the world.
"We are proud that the Q400 aircraft is the main turboprop in Africa, as it meets the needs of a diverse and growing customer base. The Q400 aircraft is exceptionally versatile and can be adapted to various operating models, making it an ideal aircraft for operators such as Jambojet, "said Jean-Paul Boutibou, the Vice President for Sales of the Middle East and Africa at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.