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United Announces CRJ550 Routes

Chicago-based carrier, United Airlines has revealed details of the initial routes it plans to serve using its new Bombardier CRJ550. The new variant – which was launched in February 2019 – will be operated under the United Express brand by

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Mitsubishi to Acquire CRJ Programme

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Bombardier have entered into a definitive agreement that will see the Japanese conglomerate buying the Canadian manufacturer’s regional jet programme for $550m, plus the assumption of liabilities of approximately $200m. Under the terms of the

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De Havilland Canada Returns

The De Havilland Canada (DHC) brand has been resurrected by Longview Aviation Capital to oversee the Dash 8 programme. Longview, which also owns Viking Air, acquired the turboprop production line and other assets, including type certificates for 100, 200, 300

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Bombardier Forms New Aviation Arm

Bombardier is to consolidate its aerospace divisions into a single entity, named Bombardier Aviation. The move comes after the de Havilland Canada brand – including all aircraft from the 1946 DHC-1 Chipmunk ab-initio trainer to the still in-production Q400 turboprop

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Bombardier Donates CRJ to College

Bombardier has donated a former SkyWest Airlines CRJ200LR to Centennial College, Toronto. The regional jet is the centrepiece of the facility’s new Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, which opened on April 25. The 50-seater is the college’s first

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First CRJ900s for Uganda Airlines

Uganda Airlines has received two new Bombardier CRJ900s. The delivery forms part of an order for four examples, placed by the Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new carrier has selected the regional jets fitted with the manufacturer’s

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Uganda Firms A330neo Order

New African start-up Uganda Airlines has firmed up its order for two Airbus A330-800 aircraft. It is only the second customer for the smaller of the two A330neo variants, following Kuwait Airways’ order for eight examples in November. The aircraft

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United to Boost Premium Seating

United Airlines plans to add more than 1,600 new business class and first class seats across its domestic, regional and international fleet. The Chicago-based firm said the move was “the next step in its commitment to making customers more comfortable”.

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Bombardier Launches 50-seat CRJ550

Canada’s Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced the development of the CRJ550 aircraft. The manufacturer claims the jet will be the “first triple-class 50-seat aircraft in the world designed to meet the expectations of today’s passengers”. The aircraft will be based

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Airbus vs. Boeing: Who Came Out on Top in 2018?

The two biggest names in commercial aircraft manufacturing both broke delivery records last year. Boeing edged ahead of its European rival Airbus with 806 deliveries to 800, retaining the coveted title as the world’s biggest aeroplane producer. The latest figures

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