Transport Canada certifies 90-Seat cabin configuration for Bombardier’s Q400 Aircraft
Aug 02, 2018: Transport Canada has certified Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s 90-seat passenger Q400 aircraft configuration.
With this, Bombardier’s Q400 aircraft becomes the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity.
“With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and 15 percent lower cost per seat compared to the previous standard Q400, leading to more profitability potential for airlines,” said Todd Young, head of the Q Series Aircraft Programme, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“Upon delivery later this year, our launch customer SpiceJet will become the first airline to take advantage of the profitable and efficient operations of the 90-seat Q400 aircraft following its order of up to 50 in 2017,” informed Young.
Other improvements under development include a 2,000-lb-increase in payload capacity and an escalation of the A-Check and C-Check intervals from 600/6,000 to 800/8,000 flight hours.