Japan’s Ryukyu Air Commuter (RAC) has become the launch operator for Bombardier’s new Q400 passenger-cargo “combi” version, which can carry up to 9,000 lb. (4,082 kg.) of cargo and 58 passengers. Okinawa-based RAC, which is a member of Japan Airlines Group, received its first Q400 combi on Dec. 31, kicking off deliveries from its five-aircraft order. RAC is the launch customer for the variant, which was unveiled at the July 2014 Farnborough Airshow. “The Q400 ...

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