December 2012 archive

FAA mandates GE repair fault in some CF34 Engines

The FAA has ordered General Electric to repair 300 CF34-8C and CF34-8E turbofan engines because of bad valves which have caused two engine fires. The engines power Bombardier CRJ700s and 900s as well as Embraer 170/175 aircraft. This will effect 15 percent of the fleet, encompassing engines built between 2001 and 2006. The issue to be …

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Fuji Dream Airlines orders two more Embraer 175s

Fuji Dream Airlines

Embraer announced on December 20th, 2012 that Fuji Dream Airlines had placed an order for two Embraer 175s. The carrier has ordered a total of eight aircraft. The aircraft will be configured with 84 seats in a single-class layout. The airline began operations in 2009 with an order for two Embraer 170s and added an …

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airBaltic firms order for up to 20 CSeries

Bombardier announced on December 20, 2912, that airBaltic had firmed up an agreement for 10 CS300 airliners with options on a further 10 aircraft. The purchase converts to firm orders of a Letter of Intent announced at the Farnborough Air Show on July 10, 2012. The LOI also included the purchase rights to 10 additional …

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Bombardier signs LOI for 12 CSeries

Bombardier announced on December 19th, 2012 that an undisclosed airline based in the Americas had signed a letter of intent to purchase 12 CSeries aircraft. The deal also includes an option for 18 further aircraft. Bombardier indicated that the airline requested to not have its name revealed at the time of the announcement by Bombardier …

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