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Home > Bombardier demonstrates Q400 aircraft to LIAT

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, June 18, 2011 – Canadian aircraft manufacturer Bombardier this week demonstrated its technology-advanced Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner to LIAT with demonstration flights in Antigua on Thursday June 16 and Barbados on Friday June 17.

 

LIAT’s Chairman Dr. Jean Holder, members of the Company’s Executive Management team and employees from all levels of the organisation were on board for the demonstration flights.

 

The Q400 can seat between 70-80 passengers.

 

Corporate Communications Manager Desmond Brown said the Bombardier demos come a month after demonstrations in Antigua and Barbados by the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer as LIAT moves ahead with plans to renew its fleet. He explained that the Company was not yet at the point of making a final decision on the type of aircraft it would purchase.

 

The 18 aircraft which make up LIAT’s current fleet are manufactured by de Havilland Canada/Bombardier.

 

 

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Photo Caption: LIAT employees board Bombardier’s technology-advanced Q400 NextGen turboprop airliner on June 16 for a demonstration flight

 

About LIAT

LIAT is one of the leading Caribbean airlines. It is owned by regional shareholders, with major shareholders being the Governments of Barbados, Antigua & Barbuda and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. More information about LIAT may be found at www.liat.com .

 

Media contact:

Desmond Brown, Corporate Communications Manager, LIAT (1974) LTD, Head Office, Coolidge Business Complex, Sir George Walter Highway, Antigua. Telephone: +268 480 6222, fax: +268 480 5638 and email: brownd@liat.com .


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