Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Ryukyu Air Commuter have unveiled the first two Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft in a ceremony at Naha Airport.
Ryukyu, part of Japan Airlines Group has ordered five Q400 Cargo-Combis, which will provide up to 2.5 tonnes of cargo capacity and 50 passengers. The first two aircraft were unveiled during a special ceremony at the Japan Transocean Air Maintenance Center at Naha Airport in Okinawa. Inaugural aircraft tours were provided for guests including Okinawa prefectural government representatives.
Ryukyu Air Commuter president, Takashi Irei says: “As we approach 20 years of profitable and efficient operations, we are proud to grow our fleet and be the first airline to launch service with the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft.”
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft vice president sales, China and North Asia, Andy Solem says: “RAC – with its forward-thinking and innovative insight – sought Bombardier’s help to address a particular business requirement, and the unique Q400 Cargo-Combi is the result of that collaboration. The aircraft now offers new opportunities in the regional aircraft market for cargo-passenger transportation.”