MIAMI — Bombardier and the Government of Tanzania have secured a deal today for the purchase of two CS300 jetliners and two Q400s turboprops, to be leased to and operated by Air Tanzania.
According to Bombardier the two Q400s ordered today will have the same cabin as those delivered last September, with 76 seats arranged in a single-class cabin configuration.
“We are delighted that the Q400 aircraft which entered service with Air Tanzania earlier this year are proving their superior economics and versatility. The CS300 aircraft will allow Air Tanzania to expand both its domestic and regional markets, and it has the range to open new international destinations such as the Middle East and India at the lowest cost,” Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Africa and the Middle East, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft said in a statement.
The CS300 order announced today is the first order in seven months for the jetliner. In February, Air Canada committed to purchase up to 75 CS300s, with conversion rights to the CS100. A month later, AirBaltic added seven additional CS300s to an existing order, and at the end of April, Delta Air Lines placed a firm order for 75 CS100s, in what has been said a “game-changing” deal for the program.
Including the purchase agreement announced today, Bombardier has recorded firm orders for 566 Q400 and 360 C Series aircraft.