August 2011 archive

China Express Airlines CRJ200 Incident at Guiyang

China Express Air Logo

On August 28th, 2011, a China Express Airlines Bombardier CRJ 200 regional jet scraped the ground on landing at Guiyang Airport in southwest China. No one was injured during the incident. This incident resulted in the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to order the airline to halt all flights beginning September 1st and to conduct …

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Mitsubishi regional jet on schedule for first flight in 2012

Mitsubishi Regional Jet

The Mitsubishi Aircraft regional jet is on schedule for first flight in the beginning of 2012. According to the manufacturer, sub-assemblies for the first aircraft began construction in April 2011, and final assembly of the first MRJ will begin at the end of 2011 or beginning of 2012. This planned schedule it is hoped will …

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Tajik Air places order for Sukhoi Superjet 100

The Tajik national air carrier, Tajik Air, has announced that it intends to acquire four Sukhoi Superjet-100s (SSJ-100), assuming that needed funding for the aircraft can be obtained. The first two Superjet-100s are expected to be in service with the airline by the end of 2013. Currently there are 200 orders for the the Superjet …

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SkyWest begins to plan large regional jet order

US regional airline group SkyWest Inc is beginning to make plans to place a firm order for several hundred regional jets as it takes delivery of its last four aircraft on firm order this year. The airline group, which acquired ExpressJet Airlines last year, now has a fleet of 725 aircraft consisting of varied models …

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