April 2011 archive

Mirabel reworked to support C Series production

Bombardier C Series Aircraft

Bombardier Aerospace has begun work at its aircraft production facility in Mirabel, Québec, to accommodate final assembly of the first flight test C Series aircraft. In March 2011, space optimization and re-tooling at the Mirabel facility, began which will accommodate final assembly of the first C Series aircraft required for the flight test and certification …

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Mitsubishi Regional Jet starts assembly

Mitsubishi Regional Jet

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has started assembling the first Mitsubishi Regional Jet on April 5th, 2011. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries  began riveting work on the frame structure surrounding the emergency escape hatch for crew in the cockpit roof of the first aircraft to be produced. Manufacturing of individual parts for the aircraft started last fall. The Mitsubishi …

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4L-GAE Accident

4L-GAE of Georgian Airways Post-Crash Remants

Reports have been received that CRJ 100ER (MSN 7070) 4L-GAE has crashed at Kinshasa-N’Djili Airport (FIH) in the Congo during a landing attempt at that airport. The flight was operating for the United Nations with a crew of four and twenty-eight passengers. All were lost save one passenger when the aircraft impacted the ground on …

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N377SK Incident at Dubuque, Iowa

On April 3, an Embraer EMB-135KL (MSN 145579) N377SK, operating as flight CHQ 5019, sustained substantial damage when the jet bridge was blown into the side of the forward fuselage as the airplane was being pushed back for departure from the Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ), Dubuque, Iowa. The captain, first officer, flight attendant, and 44 …

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