February 2012 archive

Shuttle America Embraer 170 Incident at Newark


A Shuttle America Embraer 170 operating in United Express colors, made an emergency landing at Newark Airport during the evening of February 27th, 2012. The aircraft’s nose gear would not deploy and the aircraft made a non-standard landing as a result. The airport was temporarily closed as crews responded to the landing, passengers and crew …

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Icing tests begin on Comac ARJ21 program test aircraft

The Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China announced that the ARJ21 regional jet program has begun icing performance tests as part of the aircraft’s ongoing certification. In a statement from Comac, as part of its first nacelle anti-icing test, Aircraft 104 departed from Xi’an Yanliang airport on February 25th, 2012 for a three hour test flight …

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Estonian Air leases first Embraer 170 from Finnair

Estonian Air’s first 76-seat Embraer 170 arrived in Tallinn on February 22 on delivery from Finnair. The aircraft is the first to wear the airline’s new colour scheme. The company will lease a total of four Embraer aircraft to be delivered in the next few months, but the airline plans to eventually have 12 of …

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Possible delay in Mitsubishi Regional Jet First Flight Date

Mitsubishi Aircraft has announced at the Singapore Airshow, that it will need to calculate the extent a rescheduling of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet program could affect the timing of the aircraft’s first flight, which is officially still scheduled to occur later this year. The company confirmed the delay, but would not offer any details about the …

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