March 2013 archive

Changes at California Pacific Airlines and operational hopes

California Pacific Airlines, still in the process of obtaining FAA approval to begin operations, announced on March 14, 2013 that the founder of the airline has stepped down. In the place of Ted Ballas the airline will place John Selvaggio in the position of CEO/President. Selvaggio previously worked with Midway Airlines, US Airways and Delta Air Lines. …

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FTV-1 CSeries presented by Bombardier

CSeries FTV-1 Aircraft

On March 7th, 2013 Bombardier presented the first CSeries aircraft FTV-1 to the press and public at a program update presentation. It was not called a roll-out because the aircraft was not in rol-out condition needing its engines to be installed and landing gear and other systems checked out. Bombardier indicated that the aircraft was …

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Bombardier provides update to CSeries aircraft program

On March 7th, 2013, Bombardier Aerospace released an update to the progress of its CSeries program. According to the release, the aircraft is making progress and the company is beginning to transition to the flight test phase in order to conduct the program’s first flight by the end of June 2013. Bombardier confirmed that it …

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More delays for ARJ21 program with landing gear changes

Comac has begun modifying the landing gear of the ARJ21 regional jet which will likely lead to the aircraft’s certification being pushed back once again. The changes are reported to be improvements but will require some redesigning as there are interference issues with the new design. Major changes, such as to landing gear design, normally …

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