Arik Airline has signed a contract to acquire three CRJ1000 Next Geneneration aircraft and four Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners with a Canadian firm, bombardier Aerospace.
The contract according to the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria is valued at $297 million based on the list price of the CRJ1000 NextGen and Q400 NextGen aircraft.
Arik Air currently operates four CRJ900 aircraft and two Q400 NextGen aircraft so with the additional Q400, the company would be operating six of its type.
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains with it headquarters in Montréal, Canada. The company is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. It revenues is placed at $16.8 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.
Arik Air spokesman, Mr Ola Banji confirmed the deal saying, "the contract was signed on Wednesday in Paris between Arik Air and the Bombardier Aerospace." He could not confirm the expected date of delivery of the aircraft.