August 2013 archive

Bombardier recieves CSeries first flight permit

Bombardier announced on August 30, 2013 that it had received the first flight test permit from Transport Canada for the first CSeries aircraft. The permit allows the company to operate the flight which is expected in the coming weeks. The aircraft is currently operating high-speed taxi runs. The first flight of the CSeries has been …

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Gazpromavia recieves first Sukhoi SuperJet LR

Gazpromavia SSJ100LR

Sukhoi delivered the company’s first SSJ 100-95LR to Gazpromavia on August 29th, 2013 at the MAKS 2013 Air Show. The aircraft is registered RA-89018, and is MSN 95033. Gazprom Avia is the first airline to operate the Long Range SuperJet. The aircraft is the first delivery from a 2011 order for ten of SSJ 100s …

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IFC to lease five CSeries to Vim Airlines

Bombardier announced on August 29th, 2013, at the MAKS 2013 Air Show in Moscow, that IIyushin Finance will lease five CS300 aircraft to Vim Airlines. IFC earlier in 2013 agreed to an order for 32 of the aircraft from Bombardier, with options for 10 additional aircraft. Vim Airlines will be IFC’s first lessee of the …

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Bombardier and Rostec sign MOU for Russian Q400 production

On August 28th, 2013, Bombardier announced at the Moscow Air Show that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Rostec of Russia to, as was stated, “validate” the prospect of establishing a final assembly line for the Q400 turboprop in Russia. The MOU was also announced with a letter on intent for the sale …

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