2008-09-08 - Austrian orders Q400Austrian orders more Q400s
Neue Regionalflugzeuge für Austrian<br /> Bombardier Aerospace announced that Austrian Airlines of Vienna has signed a contract to acquire four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners. The airline has also taken options on an additional two aircraft.
The aircraft will be operated by the regional airline of the Austrian Airlines Group, Tyrolean Airways. The brand name is Austrian arrows. Based on the list price for the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $118 million U.S. The contract value could increase to U.S. $179 million if both options are exercised.
Austrian arrows carrier, Tyrolean Airlines began operations in 1980 with a single de Havilland Dash 7 50-seat turboprop airliner, and it introduced the Dash 8 aircraft to Europe in 1985. Austrian arrows' current fleet includes 12 Bombardier Q300 and 10 Q400 turboprop aircraft, and 12 CRJ200 LR regional jets. The transaction increases firm orders for Q400 and Q400 NextGen airliners to 317, of which 210 had been delivered as of July 31, 2008.