April 2012 archive

CSeries operational date set for late 2013

Bombardier announced today that the CSeries aircraft program is on schedule for a late 2013 entry into operational service. The program has begun the first series of systems tests and simulations and these tests will continue throughout 2012 prior to flight testing of the aircraft. The program has had its suppliers undertaking system, component and materials …

Continue reading

Embraer E-Jet orders at five year lows

Embraer Logo

Embraer announced today that the company’s order backlog fell to its lowest level in more than five years. Embraer delivered 21 commercial aircraft in the first quarter of 2012, but captured 12 new orders which reduced the value of its backlog to $14.7 billion, according to a securities filing. This marks, since 2006, the first time …

Continue reading

MRJ deliveries pushed back to 2015

Mitsubishi Aircraft announced that it will push back the first deliveries of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) by about a year to 2015. The first of 25 MRJs ordered by All Nippon Airways was to be delivered in the January-March quarter of 2014 but now will be delivered in the first quarter of 2015. The …

Continue reading

J-Air places order for one additional Embraer 170

J-Air Logo

J-Air has signed an agreement to purchase an additional Embrear 170 after taking delivery of 10 Embraer 170 regional jets in a previous order. Delivery is planned for the fourth quarter of 2012. This aircraft will be configured for 76 passengers in a single-class cabin layout. J-Air is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines …

Continue reading