PAL adds new Bombardier turboprop

1st Q400 NG delivery flight at Malta stop over 2

Philippine flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) has added a new aircraft to its fleet – the world’s first dual-class turboprop aircraft and the next-generation Bombardier Q400 with registry RP-C5901.

The aircraft arrived in Manila after a refuelling stop at Malta in the Mediterranean, one of nine stop-overs – Canada, Iceland, France, Malta, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, India, Thailand – during its 11,398-nautical mile delivery flight from Toronto to Manila.

The aircraft – manned by three pilots, three mechanics and one aircraft inspector from PAL Express – touched down in Manila on July 26, 2017 after a five-day journey. (Photo by Keith Pisani)