Bombardier Says Airline Agrees To Buy 5 Planes

Published February 13, 2012 7:00PM (EST)

NEW YORK (AP) — An unnamed airline has agreed to buy five Q400 aircraft from Bombardier Aerospace, the company said Monday, with a total combined list price of about $160 million.

The Q400 is a turboprop plane that is used mostly by regional airlines. Bombardier said the latest order was for Q400 NextGen models, which seat 70 to 80 passengers.

Canada's Bombardier said the airline placing the order requested anonymity.

The aircraft maker said that with the deal, it has firm orders for 418 Q400-series aircraft and had delivered 389 by Dec. 31.

By Salon Staff

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