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Chorus Aviation orders six Bombardier airliners valued at $189-million

Half dozen Q400 NextGen aircraft to be operated under Air Canada Express banner

Farnborough, England—Nova Scotia-based Chorus Aviation, Inc., has placed a $189-million order with Bombardier for six Q400 NextGen aircraft.

Chorus, the parent company of Jazz Aviation, made the firm order of six of the 15 options from its original order for 15 of the aircraft announced April 30, 2010.

The company just took delivery of the last of the initial 15 ordered, Bombardier announced.

According to Bombardier, the 70- to 80-seat Q400 airliners will be operated under the Air Canada Express banner.

Jazz, which flies only Bombardier aircraft, accepted the Canadian aerospace company’s milestone 400th Q400 aircraft in June 2012.

The carrier’s current fleet includes 80 Dash 8/Q-Series turboprops and 51 CRJ Series regional jets.

Jazz is the second-largest airline in Canada in terms of fleet size and number of routes flown.

Including the Chorus Aviation order, Bombardier has booked firm orders for 434 Q400 and Q400 NextGen airliners.

The Q400 NextGen is built at Bombardier’s Toronto facility.

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