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airBaltic, Bombardier and Civil Aviation Agency improve new plane control mechanisms

Alla Petrova, BC, Riga, 12.12.2010.Print version
National airline airBaltic together with engineers from Canadian air technology company Bombardier and experts from the Civil Aviation Agency have improved the new "Q400 NextGen" aircraft control mechanisms to minimize any risks to the aircraft.

After a recent emergency landing by one of the "Q400 NextGen's" of airBaltic, the airline took immediate action to improve the control mechanisms, airBaltic Vice President Janis Vanags announced at a press conference on Friday, December 10.


The fourth "Q400 NextGen" was received by airBaltic at the Riga International Airport yesterday, which had made a technical landing in Reykjavik before arriving in Riga, writes LETA.


Altogether, the new airBaltic planes have already been used by a total of 120,000 passengers and clocked 3,100 flight hours.


The new plane delivered yesterday will be used in training flights, and only later will it be employed for regular flights.


As reported, airBaltic at the beginning of December finalized financing for all of its "Bombardier Q400 NextGen" aircraft.


Bertolt Flick, President and CEO of airBaltic, commented: "Completing financing for the "Bombardier Q400 NextGen" aircraft was a large transaction. These new, fuel-efficient, and state-of-the-art aircraft will allow airBaltic to maintain low unit costs. This is important in an environment, where fuel costs are growing and customers in our markets are becoming increasingly price-sensitive."


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