Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has delivered the world´s first dual-class, 86 seat turboprop aircraft to Philippine Airlines at its facility in Toronto, Canada, where the aircraft is manufactured, the company said.
Philippine Airlines´ new Q400 aircraft is configured with 86 seats in economy and premium economy classes with a 29-inch and 33-inch seat pitch respectively. The aircraft is scheduled to enter into service in two weeks.
This milestone aircraft is part of Philippine Airlines´ purchase agreement announced on December 8, 2016 – which included a firm order for five Q400 aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven.
Following the exercise of the purchase rights announced at the 2017 International Paris Air Show, Philippine Airlines now has firm orders for 12 Q400 aircraft.
Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the flag carrier of the Philippines. Headquartered in Manila, PAL celebrates its 76th anniversary this year as the first commercial airline in Asia.
Bombardier is headquartered in MontrÃ©al, Canada.