December 2013 archive

Saratov Airlines leases two Embraer 195s

Saratov Airlines Embraer 195

On December 30, 2013, Embraer announced that Saratov Airlines would be the first E-Jet customer in Russia. The airline leased two Embraer 195s that will start operations in early 2014. The aircraft will be configured with 114 seats in a dual class configuration and will operate from the airline’s base at Saratov Airport. The aircraft …

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Air Astana takes delivery of one Embraer 190

Air Astana took delivery of a single Embraer 190 aircraft in late December 2013. The airline plans to operated the aircraft on services to the CIS and Caucasus. The first Embraer 190 joined Air Astana in March 2011 and was part of the airline’s Fokker 50 replacement program, the last of which was retired in …

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Air Cote d’Ivoire firms order for two Q400 Next Gens with two options

Air Cote d'Ivoire DHC-8Q-400

On December 18th, 2013, Bombardier announced that Air Cote d’Ivoire had firmed its agreement to purchase two Q400 NextGens with options on an additional two aircraft. Bombardier’s Dash 8/Q-Series and CRJ aircraft now comprise 50 per cent of the fleet of 37 to 120 seat aircraft in Africa with 160 aircraft in service or on …

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Arik Air receives first CRJ1000 NextGen

Arik Air on December 14th, 2013 took delivery of the airline’s first CRJ1000 NextGen aircraft from Bombardier. The airline is the first operator of the CRJ1000 in Africa and the aircraft is the first of three ordered by the airline  at the Paris Air show in June 2012. The aircraft arrived at the airline’s aviation …

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