January 2014 archive

ARJ21 In-Service date pushed back to mid-2015

The Comac ARJ21 regional jet program announced another delay with the manufacturer now targeting an in service date of April or May 2015. This will be eight years later than originally scheduled and 13 years after development of the aircraft program started. First delivery to Chengdu Airlines, the launch customer, will be in late 2014 …

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Bombardier to lay off 1,700 employees

Bombardier Aerospace announced on January 21st, 2014 that the company would layoff 1,700 employees to contain costs after stretching out CSeries development by at least 12 months and having aircraft orders decline in 2013. The company indicated that it would layoff 1,100 employees in Canada and 600 in the United States. Bombardier has 38,350 employees worldwide. The …

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Bombardier delivers 238 aircraft and takes orders for 388 aircraft in 2013

On January 20th, 2014, Bombardier announced deliveries of 238 aircraft during 2013 and that it had received orders for 388 aircraft in the same year. Bombardier delivered 180 business jets in 2013 compared to 179 in 2012. Bombardier delivered 10 fewer business aircraft in 2013 compared to the company’s previous guidance due to the transition …

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Al Qahtani Aviation Company signs agreement for 16 CS300 with options for 10 more

SaudiGulf Airlines CS300

Bombardier announced on January 16, 2014 that Al Qahtani Aviation Company signed a firm purchase agreement for 16 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 10 CS300 aircraft. The aircraft will be operated by SaudiGulf Airlines, a newly launched national carrier which will serve the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The airline will be based out …

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