March 2013 archive

Nordic Aviation Orders Four Q400 NextGens

On MArch 28th, 2013, Bombardier announced that Nordic Aviation Capital signed a firm purchase agreement to purchase four Q400 NextGens. The aircraft will be operated by airBaltic adding to a fleet of eight Q400 NextGen airliners ordered directly from Bombardier. Over the past year, Nordic Aviation Capital also arranged for the sale and leaseback of …

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CSeries FTV-1 powered for the first time

CSeries FTV-1 Outside Hanger

On March 25th, 2012, Bombardier Aerospace announced it had successfully completed the first full powering on of the main electrical system on CSeries aircraft FTV-1. Bombardier also noted that the Complete Airframe Static Test article at the Saint-Laurent, Quebec facility successfully completed the wing down and up bending static tests during March 2013. The completion of these …

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Estonian Air drops two Embraer 190s from fleet plans

On March 20th, 2013, Estonian Air concluded an agreement to remove two upcoming Embraer E190s from its fleet as a cost cutting measure. The airline will be forced to pay certain fees in order to do so. The airline is attempting  reduce its fleet of 10 aircraft in half. Estonian Air’s fleet currently consists of …

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Cargo Compartment Modification ahead for CRJ100/200 aircraft

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive on March 13th, 2013 that requires airlines operating the CRJ100 and CRJ200 to replace liners in the aircraft’s Class C cargo compartment to meet new fire standards for the type. The airworthiness directive requires operators to change the liners installed in the original aircraft’s baggage hold because they …

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