Tassili Airlines, an affiliate of Algeria's Sonatrach state energy group, ordered four Q400s in a deal valued at $84 million, according to a Sonatrach release and press reports, which said Bombardier beat out Airbus and ATR for the order. The aircraft are expected to be delivered between July and October 2007. A Bombardier spokesperson told ATWOnline that the company still is negotiating with Sonatrach.

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