May 2012 archive

Sukhoi Superjet Demonstrator lost near Jakarta

Superjet MSN 95004

A Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 demonstrator aircraft with more than 40 people on board went missing south of Jakarta, Indonesia during a demonstration flight today. The aircraft lost was the third prototype built: MSN 95004, registration 97004, an SSJ100-95 model. The aircraft vanished from radar around the Bogor area. It was on the second of …

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Iraqi Airways may alter future regional jet purchase plans

Iraqi Airways CRJ900

Reports in the media have indicated that Iraqi Airways may be considering cancelling its outstanding orders with Bombardier for the balance of its CRJ 900 options with the manufacturer. This would involve the cancellation of four aircraft still on option by the carrier. The four aircraft were to be used in a joint-venture airline start-up …

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WestJet selects DHC-8Q-400s for regional carrier

WestJet Airlines announced today that it has selected Bombardier to supply the airliners for its new regional service. The airline has placed firm orders for 20 Bombardier Q400s and taken options on 25 others. The delivery schedule is for the aircraft to be delivered over the next six years. WestJet expects to launch their regional …

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