Horizon Air, launch customer for the Q400, placed a firm order for an additional 15 with options on 20 of the 74-seat turboprops. The firm order contract is valued at $393 million with deliveries slated to begin in October 2008. Horizon previously has placed orders with Bombardier for 46 Q400s, 28 Q200s, 21 Dash 8s and 20 CRJ700s, according to Bombardier. It recently acquired two used Q400s from Hainan Airlines. The new aircraft, which eventually will replace Horizon's 37-seat Q200s, will ...

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