August 2012 archive

Armavia stops operating Superjet and considers future

Armavia Sukhoi Superjet

Armavia on August 6th, 2012, announced that it had ceased operating the single example of the Sukhoi Superjet in its fleet and has indicated that it will not accept future deliveries because of issues with their aircraft. The airline had previously delayed delivery of their second aircraft from the manufacturer. Armavia has publicly indicated that …

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Skywest fleet changes with Delta announced

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SkyWest Airlines announced plans on August 2nd, 2012 to remove from its fleet a total of 66 fifty-seat Bombardier CRJs and add 34 larger CRJ aircraft with seating capacity between 65 and 76 seats under an agreement with Delta Air Lines. The additional aircraft will be five Bombardier CRJ700s and 29 CRJ900s, all of which …

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WestJet firms order for 45 DHC-8Q-400s

Bombardier  announced on August 1st, 2012 that the conditional order placed by WestJet for DHC-8Q-400s on May 1st, 2012, has been converted to a firm order for up to 45 DHC-8Q-Q400 NextGen aircraft. The airline’s order includes 20 firm aircraft and options on an additional 25. WestJet plans to launch their new regional airline in …

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