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Airbus Closes on C Series Acquisition

Airbus has firmed up a deal to acquire majority control of Bombardier’s C Series programme on July 1.   The move, which the European manufacturer said has arrived earlier than anticipated, follows the two companies receiving all necessary regulatory approvals and

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Baltic Breakthrough

Latvian carrier airBaltic has signed an agreement to acquire up to 60 Bombardier C Series.  The deal, announced on May 28, includes a firm order for 30 CS300s, along with a further 30 options.  The incoming aircraft, valued at almost

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Flybe Outlines Fleet Plans

Flybe has reaffirmed its commitment to the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 after outlining its future fleet plans.  The Exeter-based regional carrier confirmed on May 16 it had completed “a comprehensive review of regional aircraft options”, concluding the Canadian-built turboprop “is the

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Double Delight for Bombardier

Canadian OEM Bombardier has won orders from two different African customers for Dash 8-Q400 turboprops. African Aero Trading has signed for six examples on behalf of the consortium launching Air Connection Express in Angola.  The new carrier will use the

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American Grows Regional Fleet

American Airlines has signed firm orders for new jets with both Embraer and Bombardier. The carrier’s deal with the Brazilian OEM is for 15 E175s and is valued at $705m.  Deliveries are scheduled for 2019 and the aircraft will be

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Ethiopian Grows Q400 Fleet

Ethiopian Airlines has signed a firm order for ten more Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops, valued at approximately $332m.  The African carrier has also taken purchase rights for five additional examples. “The Bombardier turboprops continue to deliver unmatched performance to our

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Rega Welcomes Maiden Challenger 650

Repatriation specialist Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken delivery of its first Bombardier Challenger 650, HB-JWA (c/n 6092).  The jet is the first of three the Zürich-based company ordered to replace its trio of Challenger 604 aircraft that have been in

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QantasLink Turboprop Revamp

Qantas’ regional subsidiary QantasLink has revealed its 45-strong fleet of Bombardier Q200, Q300 and Q400 turboprop aircraft will undergo a multi-million-dollar cabin upgrade programme to improve the overall passenger experience. The aircraft’s interiors will be refreshed with new ergonomic seat

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US Trade Body Backs Bombardier

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) has overturned a ruling that Bombardier sold its C Series below cost price, buoyed by unfair state aid from Canadian and UK Governments. The four USITC commissioners unanimously dismissed a complaint from Boeing that

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Q400s for Conair

Firefighting specialist Conair has purchased six Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 Multirole aircraft in a deal valued at approximately $206m. The turboprops will be modified to incorporate an enhanced version of Conair’s Retardant Delivery System.  The retardant tank can be removed and

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