Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that CemAir (PTY) Ltd of South Africa has concluded a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops, and has also signed the lease of a used Q400 aircraft, paving the way for the new aircraft to be delivered afterwards, the company said.
Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately USD 66 million.
With these Q400 aircraft, CemAir would increase its current fleet of Bombardier aircraft to 17 – including five Q Series turboprops and 12 CRJ Series aircraft. CemAir recently added a used CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet, the first in South Africa.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft already has a solid foothold on the African continent with upwards of 190 Q Series turboprops – including over 35 Q Series operators – and CRJ regional jets in operation or on order from customers. Over the next two decades, Africa is expected to take deliveries of 550 new aircraft, and with Bombardier´s family of aircraft, the company is well positioned to serve this growing market.
As an IOSA certified airline and full member of IATA, CemAir operates a domestic and regional airline service in and around South Africa. The airline owns and operates a fleet of 21 regional aircraft including the Bombardier CRJ 100/200, the Bombardier Dash-8 Q300 and Dash-8 Q100 and the Beechcraft 1900D. The company also offers flexible, value added, short, medium or long-term leasing of these aircraft structured to include full maintenance and operational support with quality and safety oversight for a broad spectrum of regional airline carriers, aid organisations and resource companies.
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