June 2012 archive

ARJ21 begins water ingestion tests

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Water ingestion and flooded runway tests have begun for the Comac ARJ21 regional jet program. On June 28th, 2012, high speed taxi tests were conducted at Xi’an Yanliang airport with representatives of CAAC and the FAA in attendance. The tests initially began on June 22 with taxi, landing and take off tests on one of …

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Delta’s plan for regional jet fleet changes approved

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Delta Air Lines and its regional jet pilot union announced that a vote had approved a new contact on June 30th, 2012 which will mean changes to the airline’s regional jet fleet going into the future. The contract will allow Delta to add more, larger, regional jets and remove smaller 50-seat regional jets which are …

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Dniproavia takes delivery of first two Embraer 190s

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Embraer delivered the first two Embraer 190 aircraft to the Ukrainian Aviation Group Alliance today. The two aircraft will be operated by Dniproavia, on behalf of AeroSvit. The airline plans to obtain a further three Embraer 190s, which are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2012. The Embraer 190s are configured in a two-class seating layout. …

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WestJet places conditional order for DHC-8Q-400s

At an announcement in Calgary today, WestJet Airlines has signed a conditional order for 20 DHC-8Q-400 NextGen turboprop aircraft following a letter of intent WestJet announced on May 1, 2012 with Bombardier. The agreement also has options on an additional 25 DHC-8Q-Q400 NextGen aircraft. If all options are taken, the total value of this order …

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