July 2013 archive

Sukhoi Superjet Incident at Reykjavik

Sukhoi Superjet 100 Tail Number 97005 Incident at Reykjavik

On July 21, 2013, at approximately 5 AM local time, there was an incident at Keflavik International Airport with Sukhoi Superjet 100 tail number 97005. The aircraft was conducting CAT IIIA certification trials when the aircraft struck the runway with its landing gear in the up position. There were five crew onboard for the test and …

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ILFC firms order for Embraer E2s


Embraer announced on July 17, 2013 that ILFC firmed an order for 50 Embraer E2 aircraft. The order is for 25 Embraer 190-E2s and 25 Embraer 195-E2s. ILFC originally announced a letter of intent at the Paris Air Show in June 213 and the order also has options for an additional 25 Embraer 190-E2s and …

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Mitsubishi plans final assembly of first MRJ90

Mitsubishi Aircraft announced that it plans to start final assembly of the first MRJ90 in Nagoya, Japan within two to three months with the aim to have the first flight of the aircraft by the end of 2013. This target will need to be met in order to meet the planned first delivery of the …

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Firefly takes delivery of first ATR 72-600

The Malaysian airline Firefly took delivery of its first new ATR 72-600 aircraft on July 5, 2013. This represents the first of 20 ATR 72-600s ordered by Malaysia Airlines for Firefly in December 2012 with options on 16 further aircraft for its other regional-airline subsidiary MASwings. Firefly operates 12 ATR 72-500s and with the arrival …

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