July 2012 archive

Embraer backlog of orders lowest in six years

Embraer announced today that its backlog of firm orders for its aircraft offerings had dropped to the lowest level in six years during the second-quarter of 2012. The current backlog of firm orders is $12.9 billion, down from $15.8 billion in 2011. However, deliveries of aircraft increased during the same period. Embraer delivered 55 aircraft …

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airBaltic Signs LOI for up to 20 Bombardier CSeries

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Bombardier announced on July 10th, 2012, that airBaltic has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase 10 CS300 aircraft and take purchase rights on a further 10 CS300 jetliners as part of a fleet renewal program for the airline. The airline is currently operating eight Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprops as part of its fleet …

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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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