Bombadier Q400 selected by Island Air for fleet expansion

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft (TSE: BBD) has delivered the first of three Q400 turboprops with a 78-seat configuration to Hawaii-based Island Air, the company said.

The turboprops were ordered by Irish leasing company Elix Aviation Capital Limited, and are scheduled to enter service in early 2017.

The Q400 aircraft features advanced noise reduction and vibration suppression, burns 30 percent less fuel and produces lower emissions on short-haul routes.

Island Air is a carrier in the Hawaiian Islands, offering 238 flights each week between O´ahu, Maui, Kaua´i and Hawai´i Island. Founded in 1980 as Princeville Airways, the company was renamed Island Air in 1992.

Bombardier is a manufacturer of both planes and trains. Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, the company posted revenues of CAD18.2 billion.