Tag: Bombardier

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 […]

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Route-proving Takes Off in Europe

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that it has commenced CS100 aircraft route-proving exercises in Europe. The month-long program is underway with a dedicated CS100 route-proving aircraft operated by Bombardier from launch operator Swiss International Air Lines’ (“SWISS”) base in Zurich, Switzerland. The route-proving exercises are scheduled to include main European cities such a Brussels, Vienna and […]

Bombardier Q300 Freighter With a Large Cargo Door

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Inuit Ltd. announced today that they are working together on a passenger-to-freighter conversion for the Q300 turboprop aircraft. The freighter will include a large cargo door. Dorval, Québec-based Air Inuit, a long-time operator of Q300 aircraft has championed this modification and will be the launch customer for the conversion. In […]

Aviation Giant Bombardier Cuts 7,000 Jobs

Reading Time: 1 minute Canadian aviation giant Bombardier announced Wednesday it was cutting more than 10 percent of its workforce as the company undergoes major restructuring through next year. The 7,000-job reduction of the global workforce “will be partially offset by hiring in certain growth areas,” Bombardier said as it released financial results. Bombardier also announced it has signed […]

Bombardier’s C Series Aircraft Program Starts Ramp-up to Full Production

Reading Time: 3 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its all-new C Series aircraft program has begun the ramp-up to full production. The final assembly facility is fully equipped and production is progressing according to plan with aircraft in various stages of the build sequence. Additionally, Bombardier also confirmed that the CS100 aircraft that is scheduled to be […]

West Atlantic Flight Recorders Were Found by Swedish Investigators

Reading Time: 2 minutes Swedish accident investigators have recovered the two flight recorders from the West Atlantic Bombardier CRJ200 freighter that crashed in Sweden near the Norwegian border in the early hours of Jan. 8, killing the two crew members. The Gothenburg-based European mail and express freight carrier West Atlantic CRJ200PF, operating as flight PT294, was en route from […]

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Bombardier Q400 Turboprop Fleet

Reading Time: 4 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Addis Ababa-based Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise (Ethiopian Airlines) announced today that they have signed a firm purchase agreement for two additional Q400 turboprop airliners that will bring Ethiopian Airlines’ Q400 aircraft fleet to a total of 19 aircraft, the largest total fleet in Africa. Based on the list price of the Q400 […]

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 […]