Bangkok, Thailand, based Nok Air received its first Q400 NextGen turboprop on 27 August – at the Bombardier facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured. We at Airheadsfly.com feel this MUST be one of the coolest looking Q400s out there!
The first of eight ordered Q400NGs for Nok Air is able to accommodate 86 seats. That maybe less space for the passengers, but gives Nok about a 17 per cent cost advantage compared to similar turboprop aircraft. The order for the eight – six firm orders and two purchase right aircraft – was made on 19 November 2013.
Bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 511 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft. Worldwide, Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft have transported more than 295 million passengers and have logged over 4.7 million flight hours and more than 5 million take-offs and landings. The Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft program includes over 50 customers and operators in approximately 40 countries on five continents.