Caribbean Star Airlines has welcomed its newest aircraft, a state-of-the-art Bombardier Q300 Dash 8 Model 315.The second of four brand-new Q300s that will be added to the carrier’s fleet in 2006, the 50-seat aircraft features the traditional Caribbean Star livery well known throughout the Eastern Caribbean.
Skip Barnette, president and CEO of Caribbean Star Airlines and its sister carrier, Caribbean Sun Airlines, commented on the new aircraft, saying: “Not only are these the first brand-new aircraft to be put in service in the Caribbean in more than 10 years, but with their NVS technology, they’re also the most technologically advanced turboprop aircraft found anywhere in the world.”
The revolutionary NVS (Noise and Vibration Suppression) system is a unique high-tech feature offered exclusively by Bombardier that dramatically reduces cabin noise caused by normal fuselage vibration. This results in ultra-low noise levels not found on any other type of turboprop aircraft.
“From a noise and comfort standpoint, it’s more like travelling aboard a larger jet aircraft, so you can actually enjoy a conversation without shouting,” said Barnette.
The first of the four brand-new Q300s was added to the Caribbean Star fleet in January 2006 and features a special livery celebrating the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament. Caribbean Star and its sister airline Caribbean Sun are the “Official Airlines of the Stanford 20/20,” which is currently taking place in Antigua. The third and fourth brand-new Q300s will enter the Caribbean Star fleet later in July 2006.
The addition of the new Q300 brings the combined Caribbean Star/Caribbean Sun fleet to 20 aircraft.