Bombardier has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with India’s SpiceJet for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners, an order potentially worth $1.7bn at list price.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a letter of intent (LoI) with SpiceJet of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners. The LoI includes 25 Q400 turboprops and purchase rights on an additional 25 aircraft. Based on the Q400 list price, this would translate into an order valued at up to $1.7bn.
The order will launch the high-density 86-passenger model of the Q400 aircraft in India.
Since 2010, SpiceJet has taken delivery of 15 Q400 aircraft. The airline currently operates 20 Q400s in a 78-seat configuration to domestic and international destinations. The airline also operates a fleet of 35 Boeing 737NGs.
More than 165 Q Series turboprops are currently in service or on order in the Asia-Pacific region. Bombardier’s customer support network for commercial aircraft in the region includes Regional Support Offices in Delhi, Narita (Tokyo), Sydney, Beijing and Shanghai, as well as Parts Depots in Sydney, Beijing and Singapore.