February 2012 archive

China Express Airlines orders nine CRJ900 NextGen aircraft

China Express Airlines CRJ900 NextGen

China Express Airlines has been announced as the previously undisclosed customer for six Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen aircraft, with the possible addition of a further five options. Bombardier announced in October of 2011 that it had secured a conditional purchase agreement with an unnamed Chinese airline for six CRJ900 NextGens and five options. This announcement is …

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WestJet to proceed with short-haul division

WestJet Airlines will launch a new regional operation to serve smaller Canadian destinations after 91 percent of its staff agreed to the plan. WestJet is expected to launch the new service before the end of 2013. It is talking with Bombardier and ATR about buying a single common fleet of turboprop aircraft to operate its …

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Sukhoi planning possible new regional jet program with Italy

Rumors have surfaced that Sukhoi is collaborating with companies in Italy to develop a new 130 seat regional jet, tentatively called the Superjet New Generation (SSJ-130NG). Reports indicate that the aircraft is to be a stretch of the Sukhoi Superjet 100’s fuselage, with mainly composite wings and new engines. These reports also indicate that representatives …

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Bulgaria Air places order for Embraer 190s

Bulgaria Air

Bulgaria Air announced that the airline would be placing an order with Embraer for nine Embraer 190 aircraft to be delivered in full by the end of 2014. The airline’s plan is to increase its weakly frequency of flights to some European destinations and relaunch its flights to Prague with the addition of the Embraer 190s …

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