February 2013 archive

CRJ100 & CRJ200 Special Freighter Program Announced


Bombardier Aerospace announced on February 28th, 2013 that in cooperation with Aeronautical Engineers Miami, the manufacturer has granted approval for the company to become a Supplemental Type Certificate Provider for passenger to freighter conversions for CRJ100 and CRJ200 aircraft. As part of the conversion to the freighter role, the aircraft will have a large cargo …

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Rostec in discussions with Bombardier to produce Q400s

A report in Reuters indicates that Russia’s state corporation Rostec is in talks with Bombardier to create a joint venture to build the Q400 in Ulyanovsk. Rostec’s CEO Sergei Chemezov was quoted in Reuters as saying, “We proposed creating a joint venture with Bombardier to produce aircraft. We estimate investment in the project would be …

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Ilyushin Finance signs purchase agreement to acquire 32 CS300

Bombardier Aerospace announced on February 20th, 2013 that Ilyushin Finance Co. signed a purchase agreement for 32 CS300 aircraft and options on an additional 10 CS300 aircraft. The transaction, which follows a letter of intent signed by IFC in 2011, is subject to approval by the company’s shareholders. Currently, 95 CRJ and Dash 8/Q-Series aircraft …

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Bombardier offering CSeries to ANA and JAL

Bombardier has given signs that it is proceeding with plans to offer the CSeries aircraft to Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways with both airlines having received a briefing from Bombardier on the CSeries recently. Bombardier’s aircraft products have been operating in Japan for well over 20 years and believes that its track record with …

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