The first of two of Bombardier Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft belonging to Japanese commuter airline Ryukyu Air Commuter Co., Ltd (RAC) has been unveiled in Japan.
RAC was the launch customer for the Q400 Cargo-Combi version and a total of five aircraft were ordered by the airline.
“Since 1997, RAC has been a strong champion of the Bombardier Dash 8 Series 100 aircraft that has served as the backbone of our regional network operations,” said Takashi Irei, President, Ryukyu Air Commuter. “As we approach 20 years of profitable and efficient operations, we are proud to grow our fleet and be the first airline to launch service with the Q400 Cargo-Combi aircraft...."
RAC’s Q400 combis can carry up to 5,600 lb. (2,540 kg) of cargo in addition to being able to accommodate 50 passengers.
RAC also operates four Bombardier Q100 and one Q300 on domestic routes from the islands of Okinawa.