October 2012 archive

Historical CRJ Operators – Styrian Spirit

Styrian Spirit Route Map

This is one in an ongoing series of articles on Winglets that will summarize past airlines and other operators of CRJ aircraft that are no longer in existence. Styrian Spirit – Styrian Airways GmbH & Co KG IATA Code: Z2 ICAO Code: STY Callsign: STYRIAN Austrian airline offering charter and scheduled services Also operated CRJ-200s under Salzburg Spirit and Slovenian …

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ARJ21 program continues to make progress in testing

ARJ21 Evacuation Test

Updating the reports on the ARJ21 regional jet program, a series of milestone tests have been passed over the last few months but have not been widely reported. On September 21, 2012, 90 passengers and four crew members evacuated an aircraft in 57 seconds, well within the 90-second evacuation requirement. The program has also completed …

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Flybe to operate all Finnair Embraer 190s


Announced on October 16th, 2012, Finnair and Flybe have signed an agreement which will have Flybe operate Finnair’s Embraer 190 aircraft as of October 28, 2012. Under the agreement, Finnair will transfer the operation of its twelve 100-seat Embraer 190 aircraft to Flybe and Flybe will operate these aircraft for Finnair as contract flights. Finnair …

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Assembly of First CSeries aircraft FTV-1 Underway

FTV-1 Nose Sectino

Bombardier announced on October 15th, 2012 that  the assembly of the first CSeries flight test vehicle,  FTV1, was finally underway after receiving the cockpit and various sections of the plane’s fuselage. Bombardier indicated that it remains on track for the first CSeries flight by the end of 2012. FTV-1 carries the MSN 50001, but the …

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