December 2012 archive

Unnamed Chinese Customer orders seven CRJ700 NextGens

Bombardier Aerospace announced on December 6th, 2012 that an undisclosed customer in China had signed a purchase agreement for seven CRJ700 NextGen aircraft. The interesting part of this announcement was that Bombardier’s press release indicated that this sale would be a: “… great step in establishing the CRJ700 NextGen aircraft as an excellent special mission aircraft.” …

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Delta places order for 40 CRJ 900NextGens with 30 options

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Bombardier Aerospace announced on December 6th, 2012  that Delta Air Lines placed a firm order for 40 CRJ900 NextGen regional aircraft and has taken options on an additional 30 CRJ900 NextGen aircraft. The aircraft will be configured with 76 seats in a two-class cabin and will be operated by Delta Connection carriers to be determined …

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The History of Canadair Regional Jet MSN 7012

Canadair Regional Jet RJ100ER MSN 7012 N914CA in service with Comair in Delivery Colour Scheme (Photo From Mr. CRJ Collection)

This is one in a series of articles on Winglets which track the histories of Canadair Regional Jets. MSN 7012 C-FMLB, N914CA Twelveth Canadair Regional Jet Built Operated for Comair only. Aircraft History C-FMLB, 7012, was the twelveth Canadair Regional Jet built and was the second CRJ delivered to Comair. It began its service life …

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Air Astana retires Fokker 50s for Embraer 190s

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Air Astana continues its plans to phase out its fleet of Fokker 50 turboprops, with the last two aircraft scheduled to be removed from the airline’s fleet in January 2013. The six aircraft will be replaced by Embraer 190s by the middle of 2013 on a one for one basis. During eight years of service …

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