Air Canada Express, part of the Jazz Aviation LP owned by Chorus Aviation Inc, will get 13 new Bombardier Q400 NextGEn turboprop aircraft. Chorus also signed an option for an aditional 10 aircraft on 2 February 2015.
Based on the list price of the Q400 NextGen aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 424 million, and could increase to $758 million US should Chorus exercise all its options.
Chorus and Jazz will be the launch customers and operator for the first Dash 8-300 aircraft Extended Service Program that will extend the life of the Dash 8-300 turboprop to 120,000 flight cycles from the original 80,000 flight cycles.
Featured image: The Q400 NextGen in Air Canada Express livery (Image © Bombardier)