TRIP Linhas Aéreas receives first Embraer 190

Delivery of the first Embraer 190 to TRIP Linhas Aéreas occurred on May 6th, 2011 at the airline’s headquarters in São José dos Campos. The Brazilian airline operates a fleet of nine Embraer 175 jets, and should receive nine Embraer 190 jets by the end of 2011.
TRIP Linhas Aéreas Embraer 190

TRIP Linhas Aéreas Embraer 190

TRIP’s Embraer 190s are configured in a single class that accommodates 110 passengers. TRIP intends to expand its routes to more destinations in Brazil with the new Embraer 190 aircraft. Nine Embraer 175 jets operated by the airline are configured in a single class carrying 86 passengers. The airline operates a total of 24 aircraft.

Republic Airways adds Embraer 170s to Delta Connection ops

Republic Airways Holdings amended its capacity purchase agreement with Delta Air Lines today to include the addition of six ex-Frontier Airlines Embraer 170s.

Delta Connection Embraer 170

Delta Connection Embraer 170

The additional aircraft will enter Delta Connection service between July and October of 2011 and will have a term of six years from the in-service date. All 14 Embraer 170s will be operating for Delta by October 1, 2011 according to Republic.

The aircraft operator will also remove three leased ERJ-135s from its fleet when lease terms expire in September 2011. It also announced that six Embraer 190s slated for delivery in the second half of 2011 will be delayed by an average of two months owing to parts delays it attributed to the earthquake in Japan.

Dniproavia ERJ-145 UR-DNK slides off taxiway

On April 28th, 2011, Dniproavia ERJ-145 (MSN 145039) UR-DNK. skidded off a taxiway at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport at approximately 4:30 PM local time.

Dniproavia ERJ-145 UR-DNK Incident Damage

Dniproavia ERJ-145 UR-DNK Incident Damage

The aircraft’s landing gear buckled and the aircraft was disabled on the edge of the taxiway. Early information indicates there may have been a brake failure on the aircraft.

The site Avianews has a report in Russian here with images of the aircraft sitting on its belly.

The aircraft appeared to be repairable and no injuries to crew or passengers was reported.

The aircraft in question, UR-DNK, has been operated by several airlines:

  • Originally delivered to British Airways operated by BA Citiexpress
  • Operated by BA Connect
  • Sold to FlyBE
  • Sold to Dniproavia
  • 39th ERJ-145 off the assembly line

Jazz Air brand to be retired

It was announced today that a decision has been made by Air Canada to retire the Jazz branding of its regional carrier and replace that name with Air Canada express.

Air Canada Jazz CRJ 705

Air Canada Jazz CRJ 705

The new branding will replace the current Jazz brand as part of an attempt to “more clearly educate passengers on what to expect in terms of aircraft size and crew when flying on the different brands of Air Canada.”

The name differentiates the mainline from the regional service, and eventually the low-cost carrier that Air Canada plans to launch within the next year as a subsidiary company.

The decision comes just days before Air Canada is set to launch its service from Toronto Island Airport using a small fleet of Bombardier Q400s operated by Sky Regional Airlines Inc.

The Toronto Island service will be the first to feature the Air Canada express logo in its marketing and on its aircraft. The entire Jazz Air fleet will receive the new logo once they are repainted as part of their regular maintenance.

Air Georgian and EVAS Air will also display the new name and look. The rebranding will effectively put an end to the Jazz brand after a decade at Air Canada.