India's SpiceJet has place an order of 15 Bombardier Q400 NextGen regional aircraft worth $446 million to the Canadian company, Bombardier.
In a declaration Bombardier said that Gurgaon-based SpiceJet also has a choice to get hold of an additional 15 of the turboprop airliners.
SpiceJet's chairman Kalanithi Maran stated, "India is witnessing substantial growth, and predominant growth is expected from cities and industrial towns which remain underserved. Bombardier's Q400 60- to 80-seat airliners will help the firm increase its reach from 22 destinations in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to over 60 airports "that could not be served by the larger jets."
Gary Scott, president of Bombardier's commercial aircraft division stated that he anticipates the country to buy around 600 aircraft in the 20- to 149-seat class by the next 20 years, and Bombardier expects to detain a considerable portion of those deliveries.
At present, SpiceJet serves 22 destinations in India, Nepal plus Sri Lanka.
Bombardier is making major investments in the infrastructure for its support and services in India and the Asia-Pacific marketplace.
Earlier this year, Bombardier opened its new Regional Support Office (RSO) in Mumbai.