Biman to buy three Bombardier Q400 turboprops

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 19:35, Aug 01, 2018 | Updated : 19:39, Aug 01, 2018

The deal between Biman and Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) was inked in Dhaka on Wednesday.Biman Bangladesh Airlines will buy three Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircrafts.

A deal was signed between the national flag carrier and Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) in Dhaka on Wednesday, says a media statement.

The 74-seated aircraft will be delivered in March, May and June 2020, it added.

“We are extremely pleased to be supporting Bombardier in selling their Q400 aircraft to Biman,” the statement quoted CCC Business Development and Sales Vice-President Ian McLeod.

Bombardier Q400Benoit Préfontaine, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh, said “This important transaction consolidates Canada’s position as a major aerospace sector partner of Bangladesh. It further expands the fleet of Canadian aircraft and helicopters being flown in Bangladesh skies by commercial airlines, private owners and government entities.”

Canada’s commercial relationship with Bangladesh has grown dramatically over the last 10 years. The value of bilateral merchandise trade with Bangladesh has more than doubled from just under Canadian $950 million in 2008 to nearly Canadian $2.4 billion in 2017.

Bangladesh is the second largest destination for Canadian merchandise exports to South Asia, after India.

In 2017-18, the CCC was active in 78 countries around the world, working with 182 Canadian companies, to sign export contracts worth over Can$1.3 billion.