Q400 Next Gen. Courtesy, Bombardier

Warsaw-based EuroLOT has signed a firm order to acquire eight Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, plus 12 options. The order is valued at approximately $246 million, and could increase to $625 million if all 12 options are converted, according to Bombardier.

EuroLOT president and CEO Mariusz Dabrowski said the Q400s are part of its fleet renewal program and route expansion plans. It operates a fleet of 14 aircraft, including a mix of ATR 42/72s and Embraer E-170/175s.

“We require aircraft with excellent operational flexibility, which is absolutely essential in the very competitive European environment,” Dabrowski said.