No-frills Airline SpiceJet On Tuesday Announced Plans To Purchase 50 Q400 Turboprop Aircraft

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updated:20,2017 17:25 IST

SpiceJet on Monday signed a pact to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes
SpiceJet on Monday signed a pact to buy 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes

New Delhi: No-laces carrier SpiceJet on Tuesday declared arrangements to buy 50 Q400 turboprop flying machine worth $1.7 billion (over Rs. 10,900 crore) from Bombardier, a day in the wake of marking an agreement for purchasing 40 Boeing 737 MAX planes.

SpiceJet, which has drawn up eager extension arranges, has marked a letter of goal with Bombardier Commercial Aircraft to purchase up to 50 Q400 turboprop airplane.

The letter of expectation is for 25 Q400 turboprops and buy rights for an extra 25 airplane. These are 86-seater planes.

“In view of the Q400 turboprop list value, the request could be esteemed at up to $1.7 billion. This would be the single greatest request for the Q400,” SpiceJet said in a discharge.

At the present swapping scale, the request will be worth over Rs. 10,900 crore.

“I am enchanted to declare this new request for 50 Q400 planes… This request will enable us to additionally build availability to littler towns and urban areas,” SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh said.

The underlying settlement was marked at the progressing Paris Air Show.

Common Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said SpiceJet’s most recent request will help additionally take forward the administration’s vision to give air availability to the basic man.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft President Fred Cromer said that once finished, the rehash request will build the Q400 flying machine armada in the quickly developing business sector in the Asia-Pacific district and dispatch the high-thickness 86-traveler model of the Q400 air ship in India.

SpiceJet works an armada of 35 737s and 20 Q400s.

Since 2010, the carrier has taken conveyance of 15 Q400 flying machine.

“The carrier as of now works 20 Q400 flying machine in a 78 – situate design to household and global goals.

“Whenever finished up, this armada extension will give SpiceJet the capacity to develop gainfully and use the vigorous request gauge on the planet’s quickest developing local aeronautics showcase,” the discharge said.

On Monday, SpiceJet had inked an underlying settlement with Boeing Co for 40 737 MAX planes worth $4.7 billion.