June 30, 2012 archive

ARJ21 begins water ingestion tests

Comac ARJ21 Water Test courtesy of Comac

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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