July 9, 2012 archive

AirAsia seeking a 160-seat version of Bombardier’s CSeries

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Bombardier and AirAsia have been in informal discussions over a 160-seat version of the CSeries aircraft. The heads of both AirAsia and Bombardier indicated that informal talks had taken place prior to the 2012 Farnborough Airshow. Bombardier is seeking sales in a market dominated by Airbus and Boeing but Bombardier only supports a market segment …

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Bombardier Q400 stretch on hold

Reports indicate that Bombardier is considering a 90-seat version of its Q400 turboprop but will wait for engine advancements before committing to any such new version of the Dash 8 fleet. Bombardier indicated that a simple stretch of the DHC-8Q-400 could be designed and built quickly, but there would not be a significant performance gain …

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Hebei Airlines places order for 5 Embraer 190s

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On July 9th, at the Farnborough Air Show, Embraer announced that Hebei Airlines of China had placed an order for an additional five Embraer 190 E-Jets. The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2013. This agreement is the first order announced by Embraer at the 2012 Farnborough Air Show. Hebei Airlines …

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