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10/17/2011 03:47 pm ET | Updated Dec 17, 2011

Building A $30M Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Plane (VIDEO)

A new video from Indian low cost carrier SpiceJet takes viewers inside a Canadian factory where one of its new Bombardier Q400 passenger planes is assembled, making for a fascinating inside look at the complicated manufacturing ballet.

The carrier, which recently added the turboprop to its fleet, plans to link smaller cities in India with the 78-passenger plane.

The video explores many of the complicated steps that go into building a passenger plane, from assembling the fuselage to adding wings, from testing cockpit systems to adding fully finished leather-upholstered seats two at a time. A time-lapse scene of crews painting on the SpiceJet livery is particularly cool.

The cost of the finished Q400? Around $30 million, according to India's Hindu newspaper.