Porter Airlines operations unaffected by Bombardier's Q400 directive

    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Porter Airlines is continuing normal operations
and is unaffected by Bombardier's directive to Q400 operators.
    Two recent Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) flights were involved in incidents
involving landing gear malfunctions. No serious injuries occurred in either
    Bombardier, in concurrence with Transport Canada, has directed all Q400
operators to ground aircraft with over 10,000 flights for inspection. Both SAS
aircraft involved had flown approximately 14,000 flights. They were among the
first Q400s ordered and assembled with previous generation landing gear.
    Porter Airlines Q400s have completed approximately 2,000 flights or less
and the newest generation landing gear assembly. Porter has completed
precautionary inspections on all of its aircraft and found no issues.
    "Porter is fully committed to safety in every area of our operation and
we are complying with all of Bombardier's instructions in this matter as well
as continuing our proactive maintenance program," said Robert Deluce,
president and CEO of Porter Airlines. "All of Porter's flights will continue
operating as normal."

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For further information: Media contact: Brad Cicero, Porter Airlines,
(416) 619-8593

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