Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet becomes the first airline to take advantage of the Q400 aircraft’s increased profit potential

TORONTO, Sept. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft.Spice_Jet_Q400

“We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance improvements will result in substantial reduction in unit costs and also we will enable us to address our market needs in the regional space.”

“The delivery of the first 90-seat Q400 aircraft showcases the commitment of Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop program to respond to customer requirements as they address traffic growth in regional markets,” said Todd Young, Head of the Q Series Aircraft Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.
“I thank and congratulate the employees and suppliers who have worked tirelessly to deliver this most recent enhancement to the Q400 aircraft, and I also thank our customer, SpiceJet for its strong support and collaboration in this continuous improvement program.”

“This is a very important milestone for the Q400 aircraft program because the 90-seat option demonstrates the increased profitability potential that this unique turboprop has to offer,” said
Colin Bole, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The increased passenger capacity allows 15 per cent reduction of seat cost compared to the previous standard Q400 aircraft and provides an enormous benefit for airlines. We are thrilled that SpiceJet will be the first operator to showcase the unique capabilities and unbeatable productivity of our turboprops.”

About SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet is India’s favourite airline that has made flying affordable for more Indians than ever before. SpiceJet operates 412 average daily flights to 54 destinations, including 47 domestic and 7 international ones. The airline connects its network with a fleet of 36 Boeing 737NG and 22 Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The majority of the airline’s fleet offers SpiceMax, the most spacious economy class seating in India.

SpiceJet also operates a dedicated air cargo service under the brand name SpiceXpress offering safe, on-time, efficient and seamless cargo connectivity across India and on international routes. SpiceJet is the first Indian airline to offer end-to-end cargo services and the airline’s freighters fleet consist of Boeing 737 aircraft.

SpiceJet’s standing as the country’s favourite airline has been further reinforced by the multiple awards and recognitions which includes the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership Award to Ajay Singh, , Global ‘Low-Cost Leadership Award’ conferred to Mr Singh at the Airline Strategy Awards 2018 in London, ‘BML Munjal Awards 2018’ for ‘Business Excellence through Learning and Development’, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ Award at Wings India 2018, ‘EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation’ by Ernst & Young, The CAPA Chairman’s Order of Merit for fastest turnaround in FY 2016, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016’, ‘Global Asian of the Year Award’  & ‘Asia’s  Greatest CFO 2016’ at the AsiaOne Awards held in Singapore, ‘World Travel Leaders Award’ at WTM London, ‘Best Check- in Initiative’ award by Future Travel Experience global awards in Las Vegas, ‘Best Domestic Airline’ award at the 10th ASSOCHAM International Conference & Awards (Civil Aviation & Tourism).

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 US. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
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Nathalie Scott
Communications and Public Affairs
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030

bca_press@aero.bombardier.com
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Bombardier livre le premier avion Q400 de 90 places à SpiceJet

  • SpiceJet devient le premier transporteur aérien à tirer parti du potentiel de bénéfice accru du Q400

TORONTO, 21 sept. 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Avions commerciaux a annoncé aujourd’hui la livraison de son tout premier biturbopropulseur Q400 de 90 places. L’avion a été remis au transporteur indien SpiceJet Limited (« SpiceJet »), exploitant de lancement de cet avion à capacité accrue de 90 places.Q400 SpiceJet

« Nous sommes heureux d’ajouter l’avion Q400 de 90 places à notre flotte, a dit Ajay Singh, président du conseil et directeur général de SpiceJet. Ces sièges additionnels et des améliorations au chapitre de la performance nous permettront de réduire considérablement les coûts unitaires et de répondre à nos besoins sur le marché régional. »

« La livraison du tout premier avion Q400 de 90 places met en valeur l’engagement de Bombardier, par son programme de biturbopropulseurs Q Series, à répondre aux besoins des clients pour gérer la croissance du volume dans les marchés régionaux, a déclaré Todd Young, chef, Programme d’avions Q Series, Bombardier Avions commerciaux. Je remercie et félicite tous les employés et fournisseurs qui ont travaillé sans relâche à cette plus récente amélioration à l’avion Q400. Je remercie également notre client, SpiceJet, de son soutien et de sa collaboration fermes par rapport à ce programme d’amélioration continue. »

« Il s’agit d’un très important jalon pour le programme d’avion Q400, car l’option de 90 places montre tout le potentiel de rentabilité supérieur qu’offre cet exceptionnel biturbopropulseur, a dit Colin Bole, vice-président principal, Activités commerciales, Bombardier Avions commerciaux. Sa capacité de transport accrue permet de réduire de 15 pour cent le coût par place comparativement aux avions Q400 ordinaires, ce qui est un avantage énorme pour les compagnies aériennes. Nous sommes ravis que SpiceJet soit le premier exploitant à mettre en valeur les capacités inégalées et la productivité imbattable de nos biturbopropulseurs. »

À propos de SpiceJet Ltd
SpiceJet est la compagnie aérienne favorite de l’Inde qui a rendu le transport aérien abordable pour un plus grand nombre que jamais d’Indiens. SpiceJet effectue en moyenne 412 vols quotidiens vers 54 destinations, y compris 47 destinations intérieures et 7 destinations internationales. La compagnie aérienne relie son réseau grâce à une flotte de 36 avions Boeing 737NG et de 22 avions Bombardier Q400. La plus grande partie de sa flotte propose l’option SpiceMax, soit les sièges de classe économique les plus spacieux de l’Inde.

SpiceJet exploite également un service spécialisé de fret aérien sous la bannière SpiceXpress qui offre une connectivité sécuritaire, ponctuelle, efficace et intégrée à l’échelle de l’Inde et sur les routes internationales. SpiceJet, qui exploite une flotte d’avions cargo de type Boeing 737, est la première compagnie aérienne indienne à offrir des services de fret de bout en bout.

La réputation de SpiceJet comme compagnie aérienne de choix en Inde est renforcée par les multiples prix et distinctions qu’elle a remportés, entre autres le prix US-India Strategic Partnership Forum Leadership décerné à Ajay Singh, le prix Low-Cost Leadership Award, catégorie mondiale remis à M. Singh lors du gala Airline Strategy Awards 2018 à Londres, le prix BML Munjal Awards 2018, catégorie « Business Excellence through Learning and Development », le prix Best Domestic Airline au gala Wings India 2018, le prix EY Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Business Transformation décerné par Ernst & Young, l’ordre de mérite du président de CAPA pour le redressement le plus rapide de l’année 2016, le prix Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016, les prix Global Asian of the Year et Asia’s Greatest CFO 2016 décerné à M. Singh lors du gala AsiaOne à Singapour, le prix World Travel Leaders au gala WTM de Londres, le prix Best Check-in Initiative remis au gala mondial Future Travel Experience à Las Vegas, et le prix Best Domestic Airline décerné lors de la 10e édition du gala et conférence internationale de l’ASSOCHAM (Aviation civile et du Tourisme).

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 américains. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l’adresse www.bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes aux rédacteurs
Des images d’un avion Q400 arborant les couleurs de SpiceJet sont affichées 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 SpiceJet, rendez-vous sur le site Web www.spicejet.com

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 Scott
Communications et affaires publiques
Bombardier Avions commerciaux
+1 416 375-3030

bca_press@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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The Canton Fair, China Southern and Turkish Airlines Team-up to Welcome the World to ‘Discover More’ at the 124th China Import and Export Fair

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) announced an expansion in their offering to buyers with the signing of travel partnership deals with China Southern Airlines and Turkish Airlines for the upcoming 124th Canton Fair.

The Canton Fair, China Southern and Turkish Airlines Team-up to Welcome the World to ‘Discover More’ at the 124th China Import and Export Fair

The new deals mark a significant expansion in the fair’s engagement plan with the international community. The partnership with China Southern Airlines will serve buyers from North America, while Turkish Airlines will provide participants with selected benefits on a wide range of routes from Middle East, Africa and South America.

Travellers flying China Southern Airlines will be entitled to special discounts on first class, business class, premium economy and economy tickets on routes between Los Angeles-Guangzhou and Vancouver-Guangzhou. Turkish Airlines passengers will be eligible for special discounts and extra mileage on both business and economy class tickets.

“Over the past 61 years, the fair has received overwhelming support from countries across the world. During the 123rd Canton Fair, in particular, we welcomed over 33,426 buyers from America and over 90,576 from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, ” said Alan Liu, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office at Canton Fair. “This year, and with this continued support in mind, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with two leading Airlines, which will greatly expand our offering and extend our invitation to global buyers from developed and emerging markets.”

The Canton Fair, China’s largest and most inclusive trade exhibition, is considered the window to China. According to recent customs data, bilateral trade between China and Africa reached USD170 billion in 2017, with an average growth rate of 14.1 percent per year. In the same year, China-Arab trade approached $200 billion (Dh734 billion), up 11.9 per cent year-on-year, while direct Chinese investment in Arab countries increased 9.3 per cent to $1.26 billion.

Development cooperation is increasing at all levels. With significant room for further global collaboration and growth, the fair is continuously looking to expand its offering and extend their invitation to ‘discover more at the Canton Fair’ to buyers and sellers across the world.

For more information on exclusive travel deals, booking tickets to the Fair or finding out more information on the new partnership, please login the “BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)” on the Canton Fair official website invitation.cantonfair.org.cn.

About the Canton Fair

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and fall. Established in 1957, the Canton Fair is now a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of buyer origins and the highest business turnover in China.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/747914/Canton_Fair_China_Import_Export_Fair.jpg

The Canton Fair, China Southern and Turkish Airlines Team-up to Welcome the World to ‘Discover More’ at the 124th China Import and Export Fair

GUANGZHOU, China, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) announced an expansion in their offering to buyers with the signing of travel partnership deals with China Southern Airlines and Turkish Airlines for the upcoming 124th Canton Fair.

The Canton Fair, China Southern and Turkish Airlines Team-up to Welcome the World to ‘Discover More’ at the 124th China Import and Export Fair

The new deals mark a significant expansion in the fair’s engagement plan with the international community. The partnership with China Southern Airlines will serve buyers from North America, while Turkish Airlines will provide participants with selected benefits on a wide range of routes from Middle East, Africa and South America.

Travellers flying China Southern Airlines will be entitled to special discounts on first class, business class, premium economy and economy tickets on routes between Los Angeles-Guangzhou and Vancouver-Guangzhou. Turkish Airlines passengers will be eligible for special discounts and extra mileage on both business and economy class tickets.

“Over the past 61 years, the fair has received overwhelming support from countries across the world. During the 123rd Canton Fair, in particular, we welcomed over 33,426 buyers from America and over 90,576 from countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative, ” said Alan Liu, Deputy Director General of the Foreign Affairs Office at Canton Fair. “This year, and with this continued support in mind, we are pleased to announce our new partnership with two leading Airlines, which will greatly expand our offering and extend our invitation to global buyers from developed and emerging markets.”

The Canton Fair, China’s largest and most inclusive trade exhibition, is considered the window to China. According to recent customs data, bilateral trade between China and Africa reached USD170 billion in 2017, with an average growth rate of 14.1 percent per year. In the same year, China-Arab trade approached $200 billion (Dh734 billion), up 11.9 per cent year-on-year, while direct Chinese investment in Arab countries increased 9.3 per cent to $1.26 billion.

Development cooperation is increasing at all levels. With significant room for further global collaboration and growth, the fair is continuously looking to expand its offering and extend their invitation to ‘discover more at the Canton Fair’ to buyers and sellers across the world.

For more information on exclusive travel deals, booking tickets to the Fair or finding out more information on the new partnership, please login the “BEST (Buyer E-Service Tool)” on the Canton Fair official website invitation.cantonfair.org.cn.

About the Canton Fair

The China Import and Export Fair, also known as the Canton Fair, is held biannually in Guangzhou every spring and fall. Established in 1957, the Canton Fair is now a comprehensive exhibition with the longest history, highest level, largest scale and largest number of products as well as the broadest distribution of buyer origins and the highest business turnover in China.

Photo – https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/747914/Canton_Fair_China_Import_Export_Fair.jpg

President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Erna Solberg to Join Bill and Melinda Gates at Goalkeepers Events in New York City

Additional participants include Amina J. Mohammed, Graça Machel, David Miliband,  Loyiso Madinga, and Kailash Satyarthi;

Second annual Goalkeepers event to focus on the power of youth to drive global progress

SEATTLE, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — French President Emmanuel Macron will join Bill and Melinda Gates, co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, at the Goalkeepers event on September 26 in New York City. In its second year, the event will highlight unprecedented progress since 1990 toward the reduction of extreme poverty and showcase what’s possible if the world invests in the health and education of its growing youth populations, particularly in Africa.

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg will participate in the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards on September 25, along with Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Henrietta H. Fore, executive director of UNICEF, and Ed Sheeran, British singer songwriter. In partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and UNICEF, the awards will celebrate outstanding youth-focused work around the world that is directly linked to the 17 Global Goals.

Bill and Melinda Gates will also welcome emerging and established leaders, activists and performers, including:

  • David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee
  • Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and child rights activist
  • Graça Machel, international advocate for women and children’s rights and co-founder of the Graça Machel Trust
  • Loyiso Madinga, stand-up comedian and Africa correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

They will be joined by:

  • Karim Bougma, public health nutrition consultant, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Mona Chalabi, data journalist and illustrator
  • Fatoumata Diawara, Malian singer and songwriter
  • Jaha Dukureh, Gambian women’s rights activist and founder of Safe Hands for Girls
  • Edna Adan Ismail, founder and director of the Edna Adan Hospital and University
  • Maria Elena Jefferds, International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Andrew Nalani, education reform advocate, Uganda
  • Eddie Ndopu, award-winning South African activist and humanitarian
  • William Wu, engineer at Africa Soil Information Service

Other performers will include world-renowned vocal band Naturally 7 and actress and singer Nicolette Robinson. Madinga will host the Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards. The Goalkeepers event will be hosted by Nancy Kacungira, award-winning BBC World News presenter, and Savannah Sellers, NBC News host.

Previously announced participants include David Sengeh, chief innovation officer for the government of Sierra Leone; Trisha Shetty, lawyer, social activist, and founder of SheSays; King Kaka, Kenyan musician and activist; Richard Curtis, writer, campaigner, and Project Everyone co-founder; Stephen Fry, actor, writer, and presenter; and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

The Goalkeepers campaign was launched with the release of “We the Goalkeepers,” a short film based on an original piece by spoken word poet and youth activist Aranya Johar, who will also participate in the Goalkeepers event. The film was directed by the award-winning director, Joyeeta Patpatia, and focuses on young “Goalkeepers” working around the world to advance the Global Goals.

Goalkeepers is a multiyear campaign dedicated to accelerating progress toward the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals). This year, Goalkeepers will focus on youth population growth and how it affects future world progress. Speakers will showcase how investing in “human capital”—the health and education of young people—unlocks productivity and innovation, reduces poverty, and generates prosperity.

Goalkeepers brings together a new generation of activists and leaders from all corners of the world to discuss innovative solutions for attainment of the Global Goals. Using powerful stories, data, and partnerships, Goalkeepers is designed to highlight progress achieved and hold governments accountable.

On September 18, Bill and Melinda Gates launched their Goalkeepers 2018 Data Report. Also in its second year, the report examines promising approaches in health and education, highlighting ways that young people could help transform the African continent. According to the report, investments in human capital in sub-Saharan Africa could increase GDP in the region by more than 90 percent by 2050.

Goalkeepers 2018 will be livestreamed on the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Facebook channel, www.facebook.com/gatesfoundation. Maps Maponyane, founder of the bursarynetwork.com, will host the livestream.

Visit https://www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers for more information. The site will be updated regularly between now and the event.

Notes to Editors

Media inquiries should be directed to media@gatesfoundation.org.

About the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.

About Goalkeepers
Goalkeepers is the foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals). By sharing stories and data behind the Global Goals through events and an annual report, we hope to inspire a new generation of leaders—Goalkeepers who raise awareness of progress, hold their leaders accountable, and drive action to achieve the Global Goals.

About the Global Goals
On September 25, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, 193 world leaders committed to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or Global Goals). These are a series of ambitious objectives and targets to achieve three extraordinary things by 2030: end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change.

Project Everyone, co-creators of Goalkeepers, was founded by writer, director, and SDG Advocate Richard Curtis with the ambition to help achieve the Global Goals through raising awareness, holding leaders accountable, and driving action. Find out more at www.project-everyone.org.