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ARJ21 flight testing increases

COMAC ARJ-21 Prototype B-1110L. Photographed by Peng Chen

Comac of China is accelerating flight testing for its ARJ21 regional jet programme as it aims to have first delivery by the close of 2011. Aircraft 101, one of four aircraft in the ARJ21 test fleet, completed static testing on April 12th, 2011 after three and a half years. Comac plans its first delivery to launch operator …

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Oman Air adds Embraer 175 to fleet

Oman Air Embraer 175

Oman Air unveiled the newest member of its fleet, the Embraer 175, at the Muscat International Airport today. The deal was originally announced in November 2009 and included firm orders for five Embraer 175s, plus options for another five aircraft. Oman Air’s Embraer 175 are configured with 71 seats in a dual-class layout, with 11 …

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First Sukhoi Superjet Delivered

First Armenia Superjet

Armavia took delivery of the first new Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jet after production complications caused delays of more than two years. The plane, named Yuri Gagarin, registration EK-95015, was handed over to Armenia’s Armavia carrier at a ceremony at Zvartnots airport in Yerevan. Russia hopes that despite the production delays the Superjet can revive …

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US Airways regional jets to have first class seating

US Airways Express will install First Class on its Embraer 170 and 175s, and Canadair Regional Jet 700s and 900s. The initial upgrade will be on the Embraer 175 fleet this coming October. Rework on the remaining three regional jet fleets should be complete by January 2012. The seats will be arrayed in one–two configuration, …

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