Bombardier Commercial Aircraft shared an update on the African Regional Aircraft market from the African Aviation Finance conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, the company said.
“As we seek to increase our market share on the continent, we have successfully placed a significant number of pre-owned regional aircraft with more than seven airlines from the region in the last three months,” said Jean-Paul Boutibou, Vice President, Sales, Middle East and Africa, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “Our market penetration in Africa is making headway. Our strategy not only further supports our aftermarket revenue stream, we are confident that it will also lead to new aircraft orders in the future.”
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is also one of the largest regional aircraft leasing and management organization in the world, with international connections and expertise to address fleet replacement needs or acquisitions of pre-owned regional aircraft.
CemAir became a new operator of the Q400, through the acquisition and the lease of a total of three new and pre-owned Q400 turboprops. Bombardier also welcomed CemAir and Syphax Tunisia to the family of CRJ Series operators through pre-owned aircraft acquisitions.
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global provider of the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains.