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New Technology Set to Shine in Paris

The aviation community will descend on Le Bourget next week for the 52nd International Paris Air Show, with a plethora of new aircraft set to take centre stage. Public debutants include Mitsubishi Aircraft Company’s MRJ90, Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 and

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Bombardier Wins Another Q400 Order

An undisclosed customer has placed an order for five Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops.  The manufacturer says the deal is valued at approximately $162m based on current list prices. “We are pleased to announce this new Q400 sale as it is

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Swiss Receives its First CS300

Bombardier has delivered Swiss International Air Lines’ first CS300.  The jet, HB-JCA (c/n 55010), was flown from the manufacturer’s Mirabel facility, near Montreal, to Zurich on May 27.  The jet will be based in Geneva and is due to make

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Jambojet Lines up Q400s

Ilyushin Finance Co (IFC) has converted an option on a Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop into a firm order after agreeing to lease the aircraft to Jambojet, the low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways. The lessor now has two Q400s on firm

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Flybe Launches at Heathrow

Flybe has launched scheduled flights from London/Heathrow.  The Exeter-based regional carrier introduced its first of 40 weekly connections from the capital to Aberdeen and Edinburgh on March 26, operated by its fleet of Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener

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Swiss Opts for More CS300s

Swiss International Airlines has revealed it is converting its five remaining options for the Bombardier C Series to the larger CS300. The company, which was the launch customer for the CS100, will eventually operate a fleet of ten CS100s and

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FAI Phases out last Learjet 35A

Nuremberg-based special mission operator FAI rent-a-jet has bid farewell to its last Learjet 35A, D-COKE (c/n 447).  The aircraft has been sold to Jet Rescue Air Ambulance of Mexico and has been reregistered XA-DOC.  It was handed over to the

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CityJet Completes Cimber Deal

Dublin-based CityJet has completed the acquisition of Danish regional carrier Cimber from SAS Scandinavian Airlines.  The deal, which is expected to be finalised on January 31, sees the Irish carrier assume control of Cimber, its 11-strong fleet of Bombardier CRJ900s

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Regional One Acquires CRJ900s

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Asset Management has remarketed 13 second-hand CRJ900s to Regional One.  Two of the jets were owned by Bombardier with the other 11 remarketed on behalf of a third party. Nine of the aircraft have already been delivered

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Island Air Selects Q400

Hawaiian regional carrier Island Air has taken delivery of the first of three 78-seat Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops it is leasing via Irish firm Elix Aviation Capital. “As we look to expand our regional route network and connect local residents

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