Tag: AirBaltic

Bombardier CS300 Aircraft Awarded Type Validation by the EASA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Type Validation to Bombardier’s CS300 aircraft. The validation is a requirement for the aircraft’s operation in Europe and a precursor to first delivery to CS300 launch operator, airBaltic of Latvia. Bombardier’s first CS300 aircraft delivery to airBaltic is scheduled for the […]

First Bombardier CSeries Simulator Unveiled in Frankfurt

Reading Time: < 1 minute Flight Training Alliance’s (FTA) first full-flight simulator for Bombardier’s CSeries aircraft has been unveiled in Frankfurt, Germany. Approximately two years after the founding of the joint venture between CAE and Lufthansa Flight Training, initial training on the most recent Bombardier aircraft family will take place at the Lufthansa Flight Training Center in Frankfurt. FTA is […]

airBaltic’s Bombardier Q400 Emergency Landing in Riga

Reading Time: < 1 minute airBaltic expresses regrets about the incident on September 17 at Riga International Airport. Due to an indication of a technical issue with nose landing gear, airBaltic flight BT641 with Bombardier Q400 NextGen from Riga to Zurich (departure 08:04 local time), was diverted back to the airport and made an emergency landing at 10:26 local time. […]

airBaltic Increases its Firm Order to 20 Bombardier CS300 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that Latvian flag carrier Air Baltic Corporation AS (airBaltic) has converted its remaining seven option aircraft to firm. This latest order brings airBaltic’s total firm order to 20 CS300 aircraft. This agreement follows the airline’s conversion of three option aircraft announced in February 2014. The original order for 10 firm […]

Montag-Girmes Makes EUR 52 mln Investment in airBaltic

Reading Time: 2 minutes German businessman Ralf Dieter Montag-Girmes, the investor in Latvia’s national carrier airBaltic, has made the promised EUR 52 million investment in the airline, Latvian Transport Minister Uldis Augulis told LETA. The investment has been made in line with the shareholders agreement signed between the Latvian government and the investor. Thus, the state and the German […]

airBaltic’s Summer Destinations

Reading Time: 2 minutes airBaltic is launching 13 additional routes for summer season linking Baltic region with Mediterranean resorts. The world’s most punctual airlines of 2015 are switching to summer flight schedule on the 29th of March. Additional routes expanding airlines’ network will allow travelers to reach the most popular summer destinations from Riga (RIX International Airport). New routes […]

Bombardier CSeries Aircraft Near Completion

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first CSeries CS300 for launch operator airBaltic is on the final assembly line at Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s plant in Mirabel, near Montreal. At the same time, the first aircraft for CS100 launch operator Swiss International Air Lines is complete and has been powered up at Mirabel ahead of first flight. The CS100 is on […]

Latvia Closes airBaltic Equity Deal With German Investor

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian government has signed a formal agreement with Ralf-Dieter Montag-Girmes wherein the German investor will acquire a 20% stake in airBaltic (BT, Riga) for EUR52 million (USD57 million). Under the terms of the deal, approved by Riga late last year, government will inject an additional EUR80 million (USD88 million) into airBaltic to be used […]

airBaltic Improves Vilnius and Tallinn Service

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Latvian airline airBaltic will launch a new direct route between Vilnius and Tallinn on April 18, 2016. As well airBaltic has improved flight frequencies to its existing services from Tallinn and Vilnius that will offer more convenient travel from and between Tallinn and Vilnius, and beyond to destinations in the Baltic region. airBaltic’s home […]

AirBaltic Cash Injection Receives Latvian Parliament Backing

Reading Time: < 1 minute In a political move aimed at stopping Airbaltic from purchasing Sukhoi Superjets, the Latvian government has continued with its aggressive policy against Moscow and is now prepared to inject €80 million into the airline to help complete the purchase of thirteen Bombardier CS300 jets, 10 ordered in December 2012 and 3 which were ordered in […]