February 2015 archive

CS300 First Flight

CS300 First Fiight

The first flight of the CS300 occurred on Friday, February 27th, 2015 when the first CS300 prototype took off from Mirabel airport in Montreal. The CS300 took off a little after 11 a.m. local time. The C Series program has been plagued by delays and was expected to be originally in service in 2013. Bombardier …

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Luxair orders three Q400s with 2 options

Luxair Q400

On February 12, 2015, Bombardier announced that Luxair, the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, signed a firm purchase agreement for three Q400 NextGen aircraft and options on an additional two Q400 NextGen aircraft. Including Luxair’s order, Bombardier has booked firm orders for a total of 537 Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft.

American Airlines orders 24 CRJ900 NextGens

On February 9, 2015, Bombardier that American Airlines signed a firm order for 24 CRJ900 NextGen regional jets. This order was announced on December 30, 2014 and followed American exercising 24 of 40 previous CRJ900 NextGen aircraft options. The options were originally part of American’s large regional jet order announced December 2013. Including this latest …

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Chorus signs agreement for up to 23 Q400 NextGens

Air Canada Express Q400

On February 2, 2015, Bombardier announced that Chorus Aviation Inc., parent company of Jazz Aviation LP have signed a firm purchase agreement where Chorus will acquire 13 Q400 NextGen aircraft and hold options for 10 Q400 NextGen aircraft. Once delivered, the aircraft will be operated by Jazz under the Air Canada Express banner. Including Chorus’ …

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