Ethiopian Orders Q400s

 - December 31, 2008, 5:18 AM

Bombardier in late November logged a firm order for eight Q400 turboprops from Ethiopian Airlines and issued options on another four. The contract, worth $242 million at list prices, calls for first delivery some time between August and October 2010. Ethiopian Airlines CEO Girma Wake said he planned to deploy the airplanes from Addis Ababa on both domestic and regional routes of up to 1,000 nm. With the sale, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 1,001 Dash 8/Q Series turboprops.