December 2012 archive

MRJ production rate and plans defined

Mitsubishi Aircraft announced that it would be planning for an  initial production rate of five MRJ aircraft monthly immediately after the type’s first delivery occurs in 2015. The company noted that it would need to build ten MRJs per month in order to meet its contractual obligations. Mitsubishi’s assembly base for the  MRJ70 and MRJ90 …

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Pinnacle Airlines reaches agreement with pilots to retire CRJ200s for CRJ900s

Pinnacle Airlines announced on December 17th, 2012 that it had reached a tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association who represent the Pinnacle Airlines pilot group. The agreement focused on cost reductions, pay, retirement, work rules and benefits. As part of these negotiations, an agreement was reached which provides for the addition of 40 CRJ-900s …

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Skywest firms order for 100 MRJs

SkyWest firmed its order for 100 Mitsubishi Regional Jets on December 13th, 2012. The airline also placed options for up to 100 additional aircraft. The order sets the initial 100 MRJs to be delivered as the MRJ 90 version of the aircraft. The announcement also noted that the first aircraft is due to be delivered …

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The History of Canadair Regional Jet MSN 7013

Canadair Regional Jet RJ100ER MSN 7013 N915CA retired from service with Comair in Partial 2000 Colour Scheme (Photo By: Mark Pasqualino)

This is one in a series of articles on Winglets which track the histories of Canadair Regional Jets. MSN 7013 C-FMLQ, N915CA Thirteenth Canadair Regional Jet Built Operated for Comair only. Scrapped at Chicago Rockford International Airport Aircraft History C-FMLQ, 7013, was the thirteenth Canadair Regional Jet built and was the third CRJ delivered to …

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