May 2012 archive

EVA Air 747F and American Eagle ERJ135 Incident at ORD

EVA Air 747 American Eagle ERJ135 ORD

A Boeing 747 cargo aircraft clipped the tail of an American Eagle regional jet at Chicago O’Hare on the afternoon of May 30th, 2012. The incident involved an EVA Air Cargo 747 freighter aircraft and an American Eagle Embraer ERJ-135 regional jet. The EVA Air aircraft was identified as being 747-45EF registration B-16481 and the …

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Mitsubishi MRJ100X delivery set for 2017-2018 timeframe


Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced on May 22, 2012 that the MRJ100X aircraft would be aiming for an in-service date of between 2017 to 2018. Earlier this year, the service date of the 90-seat Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) was pushed into the third quarter of 2015. The 70-seat version of the MRJ is expected to be …

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Republic Airways to operate ex-Pinnacle Q400s

Republic Airways Logo

Republic Airways announced that is has reached an agreement with  United Airlines to operate 28 Bombardier DHC-8Q-400s, previously operated by Pinnacle Airlines. The aircraft are currently operated by Pinnacle from their mini-hubs in Newark, Houston and Washington under the United Express banner and color scheme. This agreement would increase Republic fleet of the type to …

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Wreckage of Sukoi Superjet found

Authorities announced this morning that the wreckage of the Sukoi Superjet lost in Indonesia has been found. A rescue team found no survivors at the crash site. A helicopter spotted debris on the side of the dormant Mount Salak volcano. Photographs from the site seem to indicate that the aircraft impacted the top of an …

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