De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited announced today the delivery of its first Dash 8-400 aircraft following the completion of the transition of the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft program from Bombardier Inc. to De Havilland Canada on June 1, 2019.
The aircraft was delivered to Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan (top) and will become the fifth Dash 8-400 turboprop in the airline’s fleet.
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited has obtained all regulatory approvals from Transport Canada and relevant competition authorities to support the manufacture and aftermarket support for the Dash 8/Q Series aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by de Havilland Canada): Qazaq Air Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494) ALA (Rob Finlayson). Image: 934126.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft celebrated the delivery of the first of two Q400 aircraft ordered by Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan (Qazaq Air) in 2017. The order followed Qazaq Air’s successful launch of domestic service in Kazakhstan in July 2015, using three leased Q400 aircraft.
Qazaq Air’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, Adel Dauletbek and the airline’s Head of Public Relations, Sergey Khetsuriani, joined the airline’s flight and acceptance crew during a special delivery ceremony at Bombardier’s Toronto site where the Q400 aircraft is manufactured. H.E. Akylbek Kamaldinov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Canada was in attendance as well as Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s team which included Ross Mitchell, Vice President, Commercial Operations and Mark Gilbert, Director, Sales.
“We are delighted with the performance of our fleet of Q400 turboprops and are excited to welcome the additional aircraft into our operation,” said Mr. Dauletbek. “With our larger fleet, our customers will benefit from the expansion of our route network within Kazakhstan, as well as to nearby cities in the Central Asian region.”
“We congratulate Qazaq Air on the growth of its operations and expansion of its network,” said Mr. Mitchell. “The Q400 aircraft continues to prove itself in some of the most challenging locations around the world. The aircraft’s speed, range and fuel efficiency, and especially its certification for operations down to -54°C make it ideal for operations on Qazaq Air’s long routes in the Kazakh market.”
About Qazaq Air
Qazaq Air is a young, dynamically growing regional airline in Kazakhstan, 100 percent of which is owned by “Samruk-Kazyna” Sovereign Welfare Fund.
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced Qazaq Air JSC of Kazakhstan has signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops.
Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately $66.8 million US.
Qazaq Air is a young, dynamically growing regional airline in Kazakhstan, 100% of which is owned by Samruk-Kazyna Sovereign Welfare Fund. Their fleet currently consists of three new Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Qazaq Air): Qazaq Air Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494) ALA (Rob Finlayson). Image: 934126.
Bombardier (Montreal and Toronto) today issued this statement about Qazaq Air (Almaty) becoming a new Q400 operator:
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Qazaq Air to the family of Q400 aircraft operators.
Qazaq Air, a subsidiary of Samruk Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, has announced that it will launch domestic service in Kazakhstan with three Bombardier Q400 aircraft leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC (Abu Dhabi).
Many of the 12 routes on which the Q400 aircraft will operate are not currently served by any other carrier.
The first aircraft to be painted is Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494).