Daily Archives: April 1, 2019

Bombardier Signs Firm Purchase Agreement for Six Q400 Turboprops

TORONTO, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — March 29, 2019  Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has signed an order to acquire six new Q400 aircraft.

Based on the list price of the Q400 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$ 202 million.high resolution

“The Q400 aircraft offers the perfect balance of passenger comfort and operating economics while maintaining its unmatched range and speed advantage versus other turboprops,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The demand for turboprop aircraft worldwide is tremendous and the Q Series aircraft are ideally positioned to meet the needs of regional airlines as they offer a unique ability to serve diverse and challenging environments. The Q400 offers the lowest seat costs amongst turboprops, with an enhanced passenger experience and a proven 99.5 per cent reliability.”

About Bombardier
With over 68,000 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion US. The company is recognized on the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
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For Information
Nathalie Scott
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1-416-375-3030
nathalie.scott@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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Bombardier signe une entente d’achat ferme pour six biturbopropulseurs Q400

TORONTO, 01 avr. 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 29 mars 2019  Bombardier Avions commerciaux a annoncé aujourd’hui qu’un client qui souhaite demeurer anonyme pour l’instant, avait passé une commande d’achat de six nouveaux avions Q400.high resolution

Selon le prix courant de l’avion Q400, la valeur de cette commande ferme s’élève à environ 202 millions de dollars américains.

« L’avion Q400 offre le parfait équilibre entre confort des passagers et économie d’exploitation tout en conservant son autonomie et sa vitesse inégalées par rapport aux autres avions biturbopropulsés », a déclaré Fred Cromer, président, Bombardier Avions commerciaux. « Les biturbopropulseurs sont en forte demande partout dans le monde et les avions Q Series répondent parfaitement aux besoins de compagnies aériennes régionales, car ils ont la capacité unique de desservir des environnements variés et difficiles. L’avion Q400 est le seul avion biturbopropulsé à offrir le plus bas coût par place parmi les biturbopropulseurs, une expérience améliorée aux passagers et une fiabilité éprouvée de 99,5 pour cent. »

À propos de Bombardier
Avec plus de 68 000 employés répartis entre quatre secteurs d’activité, Bombardier est un leader mondial de l’industrie du transport, créant des avions et des trains novateurs qui changent la donne sur leur marché. Nos produits et nos services offrent des expériences de transport de calibre international qui établissent de nouvelles normes en matière de confort des passagers, d’efficacité énergétique, de fiabilité et de sécurité.

Avec son siège social situé à Montréal, au Canada, Bombardier possède des installations de production et d’ingénierie dans 28 pays, couvrant les secteurs Transport, Avions d’affaires, Avions commerciaux et Aérostructures et Services d’ingénierie. Les actions de Bombardier se négocient à la Bourse de Toronto (BBD). Pour l’exercice clos le 31 décembre 2018, nos revenus ont été de 16,2 milliards $ US. Bombardier fait partie des 100 entreprises les plus durables au monde de l’indice Global 100 de 2019. Vous trouverez nouvelles et information à l’adresse bombardier.com ou en nous suivant sur Twitter : @Bombardier.

Notes aux rédacteurs
Des images de l’avion Q400 sont affichées avec le présent communiqué à l’adresse www.bombardier.com

Pour en savoir plus sur les avions Q400, rendez-vous sur https://commercialaircraft.bombardier.com/fr/media.

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Bombardier, Q400 et Q Series sont des marques de commerce de Bombardier Inc. ou de ses filiales.

Pour information
Nathalie Scott
Bombardier Avions commerciaux
+1 416 375 3030
nathalie.scott@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

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Women agree to embrace prayers

Lilongwe, Women from Lilongwe have agreed to embrace prayers in their everyday life, in order to combat the tribulations which the country is currently facing.

The Women agreed on Saturday at Don Bosco Parish in Lilongwe during the closing of the World Day of Prayer (WDP) which was started on March 1, 2019 in the Eastern part of the country under the theme ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

The Women were centered on Bible Chapter, Luke 14 Verses 15-24, which highlights a rich man who organized a great banquette and invited his many friends to attend, at the time for the banquette the rich man sent his servant to call the invited guests saying ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

Upon being called, the invited guests started making excuses. The first person said to the servant ‘I have bought a field and I must go out and see it, please have me excused’. Another one said ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I got to examine them. Please have me excused’.

Another guest said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come’. The servant went back to his master and reported all what had happened. Then the master instructed the servant to go to the high way and call the poor, crippled, blind and lame and all came and filled his house.

WDP Central Region Coordinator, Mercy Mganga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that WDP intends to mobilize women from different churches to come together and pray for the nation.

We hold World Day of Prayer, as one way of bringing women of various Christian churches to come on one place and worship for various challenges affecting our country, bearing in mind that despite being of different churches, we are one family, she explained.

Mganga added that with WDP their focus was to pray for different key issues affecting the country including; the abduction of persons with albinism, floods and praying for violent free upon the forthcoming tripartite elections.

The Prayers was graced by one of the Country’s Women Activists, Nasrin Pillane advised women to be united if they have to excel in their life.

she told the women to be strong in prayers in order to overcome various challenges that are affecting them.

WDP in Lilongwe was patronized by women from diverse denominations including; Assembles of God, Zambezi Evangelical Church, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

Source: MANA Online

Women agree to embrace prayers

Lilongwe, Women from Lilongwe have agreed to embrace prayers in their everyday life, in order to combat the tribulations which the country is currently facing.

The Women agreed on Saturday at Don Bosco Parish in Lilongwe during the closing of the World Day of Prayer (WDP) which was started on March 1, 2019 in the Eastern part of the country under the theme ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

The Women were centered on Bible Chapter, Luke 14 Verses 15-24, which highlights a rich man who organized a great banquette and invited his many friends to attend, at the time for the banquette the rich man sent his servant to call the invited guests saying ‘Come, for everything is now ready’.

Upon being called, the invited guests started making excuses. The first person said to the servant ‘I have bought a field and I must go out and see it, please have me excused’. Another one said ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I got to examine them. Please have me excused’.

Another guest said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come’. The servant went back to his master and reported all what had happened. Then the master instructed the servant to go to the high way and call the poor, crippled, blind and lame and all came and filled his house.

WDP Central Region Coordinator, Mercy Mganga told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that WDP intends to mobilize women from different churches to come together and pray for the nation.

We hold World Day of Prayer, as one way of bringing women of various Christian churches to come on one place and worship for various challenges affecting our country, bearing in mind that despite being of different churches, we are one family, she explained.

Mganga added that with WDP their focus was to pray for different key issues affecting the country including; the abduction of persons with albinism, floods and praying for violent free upon the forthcoming tripartite elections.

The Prayers was graced by one of the Country’s Women Activists, Nasrin Pillane advised women to be united if they have to excel in their life.

she told the women to be strong in prayers in order to overcome various challenges that are affecting them.

WDP in Lilongwe was patronized by women from diverse denominations including; Assembles of God, Zambezi Evangelical Church, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and Church of Central Africa Presbyterian.

Source: MANA Online

Mozambique Races to Contain 1,000 Cases of Cholera

BEIRA, MOZAMBIQUE Mozambican and international health workers raced on Monday to contain the outbreak of cholera in the cyclone-hit city of Beira and surrounding areas, where cases of the disease has jumped to more than 1,000.

The overall cyclone death toll in Mozambique has risen to 518. With 259 deaths in Zimbabwe and 56 in Malawi, the three-nation death toll from Cyclone Idai now stands at more than 815. Authorities warn the tolls are preliminary as receding flood waters will expose more bodies.

There are seven emergency cholera treatment centers operational in Beira and two more being set up. Two additional centers are being set up in Nhamatanda, said David Wightwick, the World Health Organization’s team leader in Beira.

Mozambican workers have restored clean tap water to parts of Beira, a city of 500,000, although large areas of the urban center still do not have access to sanitary water, he told The Associated Press while visiting a water treatment center.

A vaccination campaign against cholera, with 900,000 doses of the vaccine, will start Wednesday, said Wightwick. That should blunt the edge of this outbreak.

More than two weeks after the cyclone hit Beira and swept across central Mozambique, about 98,000 people are in camps for displaced and living under canvas, he said.

Cholera is our most immediate challenge, said Wightwick, who added that getting adequate nutrition to the population and battling other diseases like malaria are also priorities.

In addition to Mozambican medics, health workers from Portugal, Denmark, Italy and China are helping respond to the crisis.

Sanitary water points and latrines are being constructed throughout Beira by the International Federation of the Red Cross, which has also established a field clinic in Macurungo, is constructing a field hospital in Nhamatanda and distributing relief supplies to 800 in Buzi, said the group’s spokeswoman Jana Sweeny.

Cases of cholera, an acute diarrheal disease, have risen dramatically since the first five cases were confirmed last week. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food. It can kill within hours but is relatively easy to treat.

The U.S. military joined the international humanitarian aid efforts to Mozambique by airlifting food and relief supplies from South Africa.

Round-the-clock flights are delivering supplies from the U.N. World Food Program from King Shaka International Airport in Durban, South Africa, said Robert Mearkle, U.S. embassy spokesman.

He said the commodities airlifted from Durban were from the World Food Program’s internal stock including rice, dried peas and vegetable oil.

This lifesaving emergency food assistance will support approximately 160,000 people for one month, said Mearkle.

As health responders stress the need for better disease surveillance, the United Nations’ deputy humanitarian coordinator in Mozambique, Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, has said all cases of diarrhea are being treated as though they are cholera.

Cholera is endemic to the region, and it breaks out fast and it travels extremely fast, he told reporters.

Doctors Without Borders has said other suspected cholera cases have been reported outside Beira in the badly hit areas of Buzi, Tica and Nhamathanda but the chance of spread in rural areas is smaller because people are more dispersed.

Mozambican officials have said Cyclone Idai destroyed more than 50 health centers in the region, complicating response efforts.

The United Nations has said some 1.8 million people need urgent help across central Mozambique’s sodden, largely rural region.

Source: Voice of America