August 2013 archive

Comac delays C919 program first flight to 2015


It was reported on August 5, 2013 that Comac will be delaying the flight flight of the C919 aircraft from 2014 to some point in 2015 adding an additional year to the program’s series of delays. The new delays are blamed upon what are described as “certain procedures that aren’t linked to technical matters” by …

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Republic Airways begins American Eagle Embraer 175 Operations

American Eagle E175

On August 1, 2013, Republic Airways began operation Embraer 175s on the behalf of American Airlines under American Eagle branding and in the new American Airlines colour scheme. Two aircraft will be delivered each month, and as the Embraer 175 fleet grows, service will expand to Kansas City, Minneapolis, Toronto and Washington. The aircraft are …

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CRJ900 order book reduced by eight aircraft

On July 31, 2013, Bombardier made a change to the company’s listed backlog of aircraft orders for the CRJ-900 aircraft. Orders were reduced by eight aircraft when orders by an unidentified customer, or customers, were cancelled. Bombardier has indicated orders for the CRI-900 from Delta Air Lines with 40 aircraft, the Iraqi Government with 4 aircraft, Tatarstan Aircompany with …

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