#VIKING OF #CANADA ACQUIRES BOMBARDIER’S #Q400 PRODUCTION
(Posted 09th November 2018)
It was not exactly a surprise for close observers of the aircraft manufacturing industry though the timing came perhaps faster than anticipated. Bombardier of Canada has now also divested from their Q-Series production, after earlier in the year entering into a joint venture with Airbus to have the C-Series join the Airbus family as the A220-100 and A220-300.
Now has the turboprop production been sold to Viking’s parent company and will join the successful De Havilland Twin Otter Dash 400 which Viking continues to build after acquiring the rights from previous owners.
After this latest divestiture will Bombardier concentrate for on the production of their CRJ family (CRJ 700/900/1000) but in particular their various business jets and their railway division while as a group shedding some 5.000 jobs as a result of divesting the two commercial airliner divisions.
Bombardier has made headway in Africa with their Q400’s flying for Ethiopian, RwandAir, Jambojet, Air Tanzania and a number of other airlines with the CRJ900’s are in service for RwandAir too.
Earlier models, like the CRJ200 are in service across the African continent.
Watch this space for further updates as and when additional information comes to light.