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Ajay Singh's SpiceJet to buy 50 Bombardier aircraft

AFP
Published : Sep 30, 2017, 10:34 am IST
Updated : Sep 30, 2017, 10:37 am IST

The $1.7 billion deal for 25 aircraft and options on 25 more would bring total firm orders for Q400 to 600.

SpiceJet is a low cost carrier promoted by Ajay Singh.
 SpiceJet is a low cost carrier promoted by Ajay Singh.

Ottawa: Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet has ordered up to 50 Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft -- the largest single order ever for this plane, the Canadian aerospace company said Friday.

The US$1.7 billion deal for 25 aircraft and options on 25 more would bring the total firm orders for the Q400 to 600, Bombardier said in a statement.

SpiceJet is the first carrier to opt for the high-density 90-passenger model of this plane, adding them to its current fleet of 20 78-seat Q400 aircraft.

According to Bombardier, the Q series is very popular in the Australasia region -- the fastest growing regional aviation market -- with more than 240 in service or on order by over 45 carriers and others.

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