Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of the Q400 aircraft in the livery of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

For information about Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

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Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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Biman Signs Order for Three New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft

TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. has ordered three new Q400 turboprops by signing a purchase agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$106 million.

“We are very pleased that Biman is expanding its Q400 fleet with this order for three new aircraft,” said François Cognard, VP, Sales, Asia Pacific. “The Q400’s greater seating and cargo capacity really set it apart from the competition. Furthermore, the Q400’s mix of turboprop economics and jet like performance were the best match for Biman’s mix of short and long-range routes. Operators coming back for more Q400 aircraft really validates the benefits of the aircraft’s unique characteristics.”

“We are very excited about adding these Q400s to our fleet. We currently operate two Q400s and without hesitation, we can say that these aircraft are ideal for our domestic and regional operations,” said Mr. A M Mosaddique Ahmed, Managing Director and CEO, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. With its outstanding economics, comfort and operational flexibility, the Q400 will allow us to offer high frequency services within Bangladesh and neighboring countries.”

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd.,” said Ian McLeod, Vice-President of Business Development and Sales for the Canadian Commercial Corporation. “Canada and Bangladesh enjoy strong bi-lateral ties through trade and investment, development cooperation, and people-to-people links. Increasing the capacity of the national carrier supports these efforts and the economic growth of the country; improving their lives of Bangladeshis by increasing their access to domestic and international destinations.”

About Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the National Flag Carrier airline of Bangladesh. Its main hub is at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka and it also operates flights from its secondary hubs at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong and Osmani International Airport in Sylhet. The airline provides international passenger and cargo services to Asia and Europe, as well as all domestic routes inside Bangladesh. Biman currently flies to 15 international and seven domestic routes.

About the Canadian Commercial Corporation
The Canadian Commercial Corporaiton (CCC) is the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization. A Canadian Crown corporation, CCC helps Canadian exporters sell goods and services to foreign governments around the world using a government-to-government contract mechanism. In 2017-18, the Canadian Commercial Corporation was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over $1.3 billion.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of the Q400 aircraft in the livery of Biman Bangladesh Airlines is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The Q400 aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

For information about Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

Follow @BBD_Aircraft on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

To receive our press releases, please visit the RSS Feed section of Bombardier’s Website.

Bombardier, Q400 and Q Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For Information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/60ed20dd-1a55-44d2-b4aa-53dc99f71175

Biman signe une entente pour trois nouveaux avions Bombardier Q400

TORONTO, 10 sept. 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Avions commerciaux a annoncé aujourd’hui que Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd. a fait l’acquisition de trois nouveaux biturbopropulseurs Q400 avec le soutien de la Corporation commerciale canadienne (CCC).

Selon le prix courant de l’avion Q400, la valeur de cette commande s’élève à près de 106 millions de dollars américains.

« Nous sommes très heureux que Biman accroisse sa flotte de Q400 avec cette commande de trois nouveaux avions, a dit François Cognard, vice-président, Ventes, Asie-Pacifique. Le nombre plus élevé de sièges et la capacité d’emport de fret accrue du Q400 le distinguent nettement des concurrents. De plus, les économies d’un biturbopropulseur combiné à la performance de jet du Q400 présentaient la solution idéale aux activités de ligne court-courrier et long-courrier de Biman. Les opérateurs qui reviennent pour plus de commandes de Q400 confirment les avantages des caractéristiques uniques de cet avion. »

« Nous sommes ravis d’ajouter ces avions Q400 à notre flotte. Actuellement, nous exploitons deux Q400 et nous pouvons affirmer sans hésitation que ces avions sont tout indiqués pour nos activités domestiques et régionales, a dit A M Mosaddique Ahmed, chef de la direction, Biman Bangladesh Airlines. Grâce à sa rentabilité, à son confort et à sa flexibilité d’exploitation exceptionnelle, l’avion Q400 nous permettra d’accroître notre service de haute fréquence à l’intérieur du Bangladesh et vers les pays voisins. »

« Nous sommes très heureux de soutenir Bombardier lors de la vente de leurs appareils Q400 à Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd, a dit Ian McLeod, vice-président, Développement des affaires et Ventes, Corporation commerciale canadienne. Le Canada et le Bangladesh profitent d’une forte relation bilatérale grâce au commerce, aux investissements, à la coopération en matière de développement et aux liens entre les individus. Accroître la capacité du transporteur national soutient ces efforts et la croissance économique du pays, améliorant ainsi la vie des Bangladais en augmentant leur accès à des destinations domestiques et internationales. »

À propos de Biman
Biman Bangladesh Airlines est la compagnie aérienne nationale du Bangladesh. L’aéroport international Shahjalal à Dhaka est la principale plaque tournante de la compagnie. La compagnie exploite également des vols à partir de ses plaques tournantes secondaires à l’aéroport international Shah Amanat à Chittagong, et à l’aéroport international Osmani à Sylhet. La compagnie offre des services internationaux de transport de passagers et de fret vers l’Asie et l’Europe, ainsi que des vols sur les principales routes intérieurs au Bangladesh. À ce jour, la compagnie a conclu des ententes de service aérien avec 42 pays et dessert 16 pays.

À propos de la Corporation commerciale canadienne
La Corporation commerciale canadienne (CCC) est l’organisation internationale du Gouvernement du Canada pour la passation de contrats de gouvernement à gouvernement. En tant que compagnie de la Couronne, elle aide les exportateurs canadiens à vendre leurs produits et services à des gouvernements étrangers partout dans le monde en utilisant un mécanisme contractuel de gouvernement à gouvernement. En 2017-2018, la Corporation commerciale canadienne était active dans 78 pays de par le monde, travaillant avec 182 compagnies canadiennes, pour signer des contrats d’exportation d’une valeur de plus de 1,3 milliards de dollars.

À propos de Bombardier
Comptant plus de 69 500 employés répartis entre quatre secteurs d’activité, Bombardier est un leader mondial de l’industrie du transport, créant des avions et des trains novateurs qui changent la donne sur leur marché. Nos produits et nos services offrent des expériences de transport de calibre international qui établissent de nouvelles normes de confort des passagers, d’efficacité énergétique, de fiabilité et de sécurité.

Avec son siège social situé à Montréal, au Canada, Bombardier possède des installations de production et d’ingénierie dans 28 pays, couvrant les secteurs Transport, Avions d’affaires, Avions commerciaux et Aérostructures et Services d’ingénierie. Les actions de Bombardier se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto (BBD). Au cours de l’exercice terminé le 31 décembre 2017, nous avons réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 16,2 milliards de dollars. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l’adresse www.bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes aux rédacteurs
Une image d’un avion Q400 arborant la livrée de Biman Bangladesh Airlines est affichée avec le présent communiqué de presse à l’adresse www.bombardier.com

Vous trouverez un document d’information sur l’avion Q400 dans l’espace média de BAC.

Pour en savoir plus sur Biman Bangladesh Airlines https://www.biman-airlines.com/about

Suivez @BBD_Aircraft sur Twitter pour obtenir les nouvelles et les mises à jour les plus récentes de Bombardier Avions commerciaux.

Pour recevoir nos communiqués de presse, visitez la section Fils RSS du site Web de Bombardier.

Bombardier, Q400 et Q Series sont des marques de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales.

Source d’information

Nathalie Siphengphet
Chef, Communications et Relations publiques
Bombardier Avions commerciaux
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

Une photo accompagnant ce communiqué est disponible à http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/60ed20dd-1a55-44d2-b4aa-53dc99f71175/fr

East Meets West at Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo

BEIJING, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo will take place in Dubai World Trade Center from 16th to 18th September 2018. Belt and Road @ index is hosted by CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) and organized by CIEC Overseas Exhibition Co., Ltd. A featured area will showcase Chinese brands and products in Index Element 2018, the biggest interior and furniture event produced by DMG.

At President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the United Arab Emirates in July, the two counties deepened economic ties. China is the UAE’s top trading partner, with trade volume over USD 50 billion in 2017. The UAE is also a gateway, accounting for 60 percent of Chinese exports to the Middle East. The UAE is an important location in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo is an event to promote cooperation and to connect architects, interior designers, developers and procurement professionals with Chinese brands and products in the interior furnishings and fit-out scene across all industries.

Index Element 2018 in September will combine the traditional show with a brand new theme: ‘East meets West’, to celebrate the ‘Silk Road’ that lives on to this day. This show is aimed at individual designs and value driven products from Asia. The China Pavilion at Belt and Road @ index, China Brand Furniture and Building Material Expo will be located in Sheikh Saeed Hall.

Over 50 Chinese brands targeting the Middle East and North African markets will display products covering office and home furniture, bathroom and kitchen supplies, homewares, lighting, and textiles with unique Chinese designs.

Renowned Chinese brands including DeRUCCI Bedding, Hangzhou Dechang Furniture Hardware and Chongqing Gaotian Industrial and Trade Co., Ltd will be attending the expo with new product launches, hoping to steal the spotlight. Highlights of their products are expected to be bedding supplies, office tables and chairs. The show will present a wide selection of interior products that should suit the taste and budgets of all our visitors, covering their sourcing needs this autumn. Professionals who show their interest in the Chinese products can enjoy the professional B to B service in the match-making area built specifically for visitors of the China pavilion.

To visit Belt and Road @ index, visitors can receive a FREE entry voucher when registering on the official website www.indexexhibition.com.

Change of UN colours to Ghana colours

Accra- The remains of Mr Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate, who passed away on August 18, 2018, arrived in Ghana on Monday, ahead of a three-day state burial.

The aircraft carrying the remains of the statesman taxied to the tarmac at the Jubilee lounge of the Kotoka International Airport, at 1728 hours, where President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and First lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo, received the family of Mr Annan.

President Akufo-Addo and first Lady Rebecca Akufo, accompanied by Chief of the Planning Committee Ambassador Annan A. Cato, Ambassador Kwabena Annan welcomed the widow of the Mr Annan, Madam Nane Maria Annan, and their children.

Also at the airport were; the Vice President Alhaji Mahamadu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament Prof. Aaron Mike Ocquaye, a host of ministers and other state officials, as well as members of the diplomatic corps, clad in black mourning attire, and black suits.

Traditional leaders from both Asanteman, from where Kofi Annan’s father hails and Akwamufie, his matrimonial home, also came to receive their son’s mortal remains, a sombre, subdued atmosphere.

The casket carrying Mr Annan’s remains, draped in the colours of UN flag, was carried by military pall bearers onto the tarmac, where libation was poured and Christian prayers said to receive and prepare his body for burial.

After prayers were said, the remains brought from the aircraft to the catafalque where the UN colours draping the casket was replaced with the Ghanaian flag, signifying the transfer of the remains to the state.

After another round of prayer, the casket was then transferred from the catafalque to the hearse to be transported to the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).

Background

Mr Annan passed away on August 18, 2018 in the Swiss capital of Berne after a brief illness. He and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize.

Born in Kumasi, he joined the UN in 1962, working for the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Office in Geneva.

He then went to serve in various capacities at the UN Headquarters including; serving as Under Secretary-General for peacekeeping from March 1992 to December 1996.

He was appointed the UN Chief in December 1996 by the Security Council and later confirmed by the General Assembly, becoming the first office holder to be elected from the UN staff itself.

The late Annan was re-elected for a second term in 2001 and was succeeded by South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon on January 01, 2007.

As Secretary-General, he worked to reform the UN bureaucracy, combat the deadly HIV spread, especially in Africa and launched the UN Global Compact.

After serving out his term, he formed the Kofi Annan Foundation in 2007 to work on international development and was also the Chairman of The Elders, an international organisation founded by Nelson Mandela.

In 2012, the late Annan was the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, to aid efforts at resolving the bloody conflict there but quit over his frustration with the UN’s lack of progress with regard to conflict resolution.

He was appointed to lead a UN Commission to investigate the Rohingya crisis in September 2016.

The late Annan studied economics at Macalester College International Relations from the Graduate Institute Geneva and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He is survived by his wife Nane Marie Lagergren and their Children, Anna, Kojo and Nina.

Below are the burial arrangements for Mr Annan:

On Tuesday 11th September, between 1000hours and 1600 hours, the Ghanaian public would be given the opportunity to pay their last respects to the respected diplomat, while state dignitaries would have the chance to do so on Wednesday 12th September.

The highlight of Wednesday, he said, he said would be a delegation from the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, who would perform the appropriate rituals befitting the late Mr. Annan’s status as Busumuru.

The Akwamufie, where Mr. Annan is from, will also be given the opportunity to pay their respects, he said.

The burial service will be held on Thursday 13th September, from 0900 hours to 1100 hours, followed by a private burial at the military cemetery in Accra.

Source: Ghana News Agency