September 2013 archive

Bombardier announces September 16, 2013 as CSeries first flight

On September 13, 2013, Bombardier announced that, if weather on the day cooperates and the CSeries FTV aircraft is ready, the first flight of FTV-1 will take place on Monday, September 16, 2013. A live webcast will be available at: Bombardier has indicated that onsite access will be for media only and guests at Mirabel, …

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Air Canada transfers Embraer 175s to Sky Regional

On September 5th, Air Canada announced that the airline had transferred all of its Embraer 175 aircraft to Sky Regional. Sky Regional will operate the aircraft on behalf of Air Canada under a capacity purchase agreement. Sky Regional’s fleet now includes 20 aircraft which are operated under this agreement.

CSeries first flight likely before September 17, 2013

According to published reports from Bombardier, the company plans to have the maiden flight of the prototype CSeries aircraft completed by September 17th, 2013. Bombardier will host an event at its facilities at Mirabel on September 17 for employees and other stakeholders and plans to have the CSeries prototype present on display at minimum with …

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SkyWest to remove 24 CRJ200s from fleet by end of 2013

SkyWest continues its plans to return 24 CRJ200s to Delta Air Lines by the end of December 2013 as part of the airline’s transition to CRJ900s as part of an agreement signed in August last year with Delta. By May 2013, Skywest had added five CRJ700s and 29 CRJ900s to its Delta Connection network and …

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