May 19, 2022
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Tanzania to purchase Bombardier Q400
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the Government of Tanzania has signed a firm purchase agreement for two Q400 turboprop airliners. The aircraft will be delivered with a 76-seat, dual-lavatory configuration and will be used for commercial airline operations in the region. Based on the list price of the Q400 airliner, the firm order is valued at approximately US $62 million. Tanzania is committed to providing state-of-the-art service to its passengers and is keen to expand further as its business grows to include new destinations in Tanzania and the African region. Tanzania is a large country with some challenging airfields, and the Q400 turboprop’s capability to operate at these airports, its jet-like speed, long-range cruise capability and outstanding turboprop economics were key factors that guided the country in selecting the aircraft. Bombardier’s Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops and CRJ Series regional jets have made significant advances in Africa where approximately 160 aircraft-including more than 50 Q400 turboprops-are in service with, or ordered by, approximately 40 customers and operators.