Thursday, 8 November 2007

Stating the Bleeding Obvious: SAS Won't Buy More Bombardier Q400s

This one gets filed in the "No Shit Sherlock" folder. SAS CEO Mats Jansson reportedly said today that the company will not buy a new generation of Q400 aircraft.

His last statement is a little curious, however. Referring to the fact that SAS will not rule out buying other aircraft types from Bombardier, Jansson is quoted by Dow Jones as saying: "This is about a long-term relation and then the recent accident isn't of major importance."

Say what? Has something been lost in translation here? Did Jansson actually say this? If so, is it safe to assume that the back-peddling has begun?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Or maybe just the start of a mutually beneficial solution? Q400s out and CRJ700/900/1000 in - Bombardier then get the remarketing of the Q400s and hopefully prevent them being dumped at too low values....