January 2012 archive

Embraer reports aircraft deliveries hit three year low


Embraer reported that their aircraft deliveries for 2011 were at a three year low. The company did also report that at the end of the year there was some increased demand for its E-Jet series aircraft. The Brazilian planemaker ended 2011 with deliveries of 105 commercial and 99 executive jets, missing by 16 its target …

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American Airlines declares intentions with CRJ700 Fleet

AMR Corporation, the owners of American Airlines and American Eagle, has indicated that it will meet all debt obligations on its Bombardier CRJ700 fleet during the first few months of its Chapter 11 reorganization. The decision thus indicating that the regional jets will be included in the company’s restructured fleet plan. The information is contained …

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Bombardier begins CSeries Aircraft 0 activation


Bombardier has begun commissioning and activating systems on Aircraft 0, its iron bird systems validator which is part of its complete integrated aircraft systems test area (CIASTA) at its Mirabel, Quebec facility outside of Montreal. Just prior to the Christmas holiday period at the end of 2011, Bombardier commissioned the first block of systems which …

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American Eagle ERJ-145 Incident at Durango-La Plata County Airport

American Eagle ERJ-145

On January 6th, 2012, an American Eagle regional jet with 38 passengers and a crew of three had a failure of its flaps and declared an emergency while operating a flight from from Dallas/Fort Worth to Durango Colorado. The aircraft landed safely and no one was injured. Afterwards,  the aircraft was flown back to Dallas/Fort …

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