June 2013 archive

CSeries Aircraft Ground Vibration Tests Completed

Bombardier indicated on June 26th, 2013 that the prototype CSeries aircraft FTV-1 had completed ground vibration tests as well as software upgrades and corresponding tests. As a result, Bombardier’s Flight Test Centre has applied to Transport Canada for a flight test permit to allow the first flight of the FTV1. As of June 26th, 2013, …

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One month delay to first CSeries flight announced

On June 26th, 2013 Bombardier announced a further delay of a month for the first flight of the prototype CSeries aircraft. This delay results in the program being seven months past its end of 2012 original target date, assuming that the flight occurs by the end of July 2013. Bombardier indicated that additional time was …

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New startup Air Lituanica to operate Embraer 170 and 175s

Air Lituanica Embraer 175

New European start-up airline Air Lituanica announced on June 21st, 2013 that it had completed agreements to operate a pair of Embraer E-Jets with scheduled service to begin on June 30th with one Embraer 170. In July, Air Lituanica will add an Embraer 175 leased from ECC. The E170 and E175 are respectively configured with …

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Air Costa leases three Embraer 170s and purchases one Embraer 190

Air Costa Embraer 170

On June 20th, 2013, Embraer announced Air Costa has leased two Embraer 170s ECC Leasing and also purchased one new Embraer 190 from Embraer. The order was already included in Embraer’s backlog as an undisclosed customer. Embraer has delivered over 950 E-Jets which are operated by 65 airlines in 47 countries.