January 2012 archive

Bahrain Air in talks for SSJ or CSeries aircraft

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Bahrain Air has indicated that it is in negotiations with Sukhoi and Bombardier for the purchase of aircraft. The stated interest was for up to five Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ) aircraft, a company official indicated in an interview on Thursday. The airline has indicated that it will announce its decision in the first quarter of …

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Possible Order for CSeries aircraft from Gulf Air at 2012 Bahrain Airshow

Industry sources indicate that Gulf Air may announce an order for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft at the 2012 Bahrain Airshow. The airline was planning to introduce 10 regional jets into its fleet, with Embraer, Airbus and Bombardier competing for the order. Bombardier has been reportedly selected as the successful bidder over Airbus and Embraer by Bahrain’s …

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Westjet considering regional subsidiary

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WestJet Airlines annoucened today that it is looking at starting a short-haul regional airline as early as 2013. In doing so, WestJet would be in direct competition with its main rival Air Canada, which generally is the only airline that flies into certain smaller Canadian markets with its feeder airline Air Canada Express.. WestJet started …

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American Eagle to fly all jet fleet at Dallas/Fort Worth

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American Eagle announced that as of January 31, 2012, it will be replacing all of its ATR-72 turboprops now operating from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with regional jet equipment. This move is part of parent AMR Corporation’s effort to cut costs and improve productivity while under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The move will mean that …

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