Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered Air Cote d’Ivoire’s first two Q400 NextGen turboprops. The purchase agreement between Bombardier and Abidjan-based Air Cote d’Ivoire, which covers two firm-ordered Q400 NextGen aircraft plus two options, was announced on December 18, 2013. Air Cote d’Ivoire is the national airline of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.
The airline has also opted to enroll its Q400 NextGen fleet in Bombardier’s Smart Parts program, which offers competitive and predictable component exchange and repair costs, as well as superior quality and availability of key components. The five-year Smart Parts agreement is customized to meet the airline’s specific operational and performance needs.
As previously announced, based on list price, the contract value for the two Q400 NextGen aircraft is approximately $69 million US. Should Air Cote d’Ivoire’s two options be converted to firm orders, the contract value would increase to $141 million US.