July 2013 archive

MRJ test flights delayed to 2014

Mitsubishi has indicated that it has postponed flight tests for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet from the current plan of these tests occurring before the end of 2013. The delay will mean that first flight will not occur until the end of 2014 as a result of issues with part specifications with the program’s American and …

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Azerbaijan Airlines orders second Embraer 190

Azerbaijan Airlines announced on July 25th, 2013 that it had reached an agreement to purchase a second Embraer 190. The airline will receive four more aircraft, two Embraer 170s and two Embraer 190s by the end of 2013.

KLM Cityhopper leases six Embraer 190s

KLM Cityhopper announced on July 24, 2013 it had agreed to lease six Embraer 190s from BOC Aviation, bringing its fleet of the type to 28 aircraft. The aircraft ordered will be replacing Fokker 70s in the airline’s fleet. The first of the six Embraer 190s is scheduled to be delivered during the second half …

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Bombardier delays CSeries first flight to August 2013

Bombardier announced on July 24, 2013 a further delay of the maiden flight of the CSeries aircraft. This, the third such delay, was accompanied with a note that the flight flight is expected in the coming weeks, no later than the end of August 2013. Bombardier indicated that the prototype aircraft was in its final …

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