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Bombardier inks deal for potential sale of 12 regional passenger jets

Aerospace firm also announced letter of intent to establish training centre in Asia for Q400 NextGen



MONTREAL—Bombardier Inc. says its aerospace division has signed a letter of intent with a new customer for the sale of up to a dozen CRJ900 NextGen regional jets.

The 12 planes have a list price of $563-million, if all are purchased by the unidentified customer.

The deal was signed at the Singapore Airshow.

Bombardier also formally inaugurated a new full-scale service centre at the Seletar airport, part of the company’s expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.

It also announced a letter of intent to establish a training centre for pilots of Bombardier’s Q400 NextGen propeller-driven passenger planes.

Under the initiative, Bombardier would provide support for aircraft training activities and its authorized provider of turboprop pilot training, Flight International, would supply and operate a full flight simulator.

The training centre would be set up with the support of Nantong Tongzhou Bay Aviation in China’s Jiangsu province.

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