GAL Aerospace Introduces Larger Overhead Bins for Bombardier Q400

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MONTREAL, March 20, 2019 ( – GAL Aerospace launched its solution to increase overhead bin capacity for regional airlines operating the Dash 8 Q400 aircraft with classic interiors

The new overhead bin solution is part ofan ongoing product development effort byGAL Aerospace to improve the customer experience and extend the service life ofQ400

aircraft fitted with classic interiors by providing a plug and play replacementfor the original, undersized bins. Insufficient overhead bin space poses a major challenge to on-timedepartures, frustrates passengers and cabin crew, and causes airlines to employ inconvenient and expensive gate check or plane side service to mitigate the problem.GAL’s replacement overhead bin solution is specifically designed to accommodate standard roll-aboard bags, thereby eliminating the need for gate check service, and greatly improving the passengers’ overalltravelexperience.

“Our overhead bin solution for the Q400 was developed in response to an identified demand from regional airlines and aircraft leasing companies such as our launch customer, Nordic Aviation Capital. With our design now fully certified by the Canadian, American, and European authorities, we are very excited to move forward in support of regional aircraft customers,” said Jonathan Cornwell, Vice President of Business Development and Sales for GAL.

“The Q400 is an incredibly versatile aircraft that willcontinue to play an important role in the regional market for many years to come. Our overhead binsand other regional aircraft interior productswill enhance the customer experience, reduce the cost for the airline,and allow better service integration duringfleet expansions,” said Glen Lynch, President and CEO  of GALAerospace. “The Dash8 family  of aircraft is part of the fabric ofthe Canadian Aerospace industry and we areproud to play a role in supporting the globaloperators.”

About GAL Aerospace

GAL Aerospace is a leading global provider of integrated cabin interior solutions for commercial, regional, and business aircraft. Services include design, engineering, manufacturing, and complete STC development for stowage systems, bulkheads, galleys, and lavatories, headliners, sidewalls, window shades, upholstery, and LED lighting systems. Additionally, GAL provides full staffing and

airline technical support services through its wholly owned staffing subsidiary, GAL AeroStaff. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, GAL has operations in Canada, United States, and Columbia. The company is AS9100D certified, a Transport Canada Approved Maintenance Organization with Manufacturing Authority and an FAA Repair Station.

About Nordic AviationCapital

NAC is the industry’s leading regional aircraft lessor serving over 75 airline customers in 51 countries. The company providesaircraft to well-established carriers such as British Airways, Air Canada,LOT, Azul, Lufthansa, Garuda,  Flybe, Aeroméxico and airBaltic as well asmajor regional carriers includingAir Nostrumand Widerøe. NAC’s current fleetof almost 500 aircraft includes ATR 42, ATR 72,Bombardier Dash 8, CRJ900, CRJ1000, CS300, A220, E170, E175,  E190  and  E195.In addition,  the group has circa 50 aircraft on firm order. NAC is the largest ownerand lessor of both ATR and Bombardieraircraft in theworld.

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