The De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (formerly the Bombardier Q400) will see an indefinite suspension in production. In a press release, the company said “Given that prevailing industry circumstances have hindered the ability to confirm new aircraft sales, De Havilland Canada will not produce new Dash 8-400 aircraft at its Downsview site beyond currently confirmed … Continue reading Dash 8-400 production comes to a halt
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited, the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. The aircraft is to be registered VT-SQA and starts its multi stop journey to India today. The airline currently operates 78 seater Q400. The airline … Continue reading Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet
Estimates suggest that eight out of ten diamonds polished worldwide are cut in Surat. Some of the biggest names in Petrochemicals – Essar, Reliance, Shell, ONGC have business in neighboring Hazira which houses a deep-water LNG terminal and over a quarter of the total fabric production in the country is around Surat but the city … Continue reading Is Surat the opportunity which airlines missed?
Low Cost carrier Spicejet announced the launch of its seventh International destination with flights between Kolkata and Dhaka – the capital of neighbouring Bangladesh. The new daily flights will be effective 23rd March 2017 and operated by Bombardier Q400 aircraft which seats 78 passengers. Hajrat Shahjalal International Airport at Dhaka is the biggest airport in … Continue reading Spicejet announces flights to Dhaka
One December day in 2010, Spicejet (SG) announced that they have concluded a deal with Bombardier from Canada to purchase 15 Q400 turboprops with options for 15 more. This came as a big surprise for the entire aviation fraternity in India. Nobody expected this nor predicted it. Very few LCCs in the world operate a … Continue reading The Q Story – Looking at the network of Q400s of Spicejet and its short history