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Farnborough Report – Day 3

Traditionally something of a wash up, day 3 of the Farnborough International Airshow has been significantly quieter than the opening instalments as manufacturers work to tie down the final deals of the event. There has, however, been some significant announcements.

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Farnborough Report – Day 1

The 2018 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow got off to a scorching start both literally and metaphorically as aerospace manufacturers from around the globe went to battle under the sun-drenched Hampshire airfield. As temperatures soared, so too did the

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Welcome to the Family

Airbus has officially unveiled the newest member of its airliner portfolio, the A220, at a ceremony held at its Toulouse Delivery Centre. The A220 family comprises of two models, the A220-100 and the A220-300 — formerly Bombardier’s CS100 and CS300 —

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QantasLink Cabin Refresh

QantasLink has revealed its first upgraded turboprop aircraft to feature the Australian regional carrier’s refreshed cabin. The revamped Bombardier Dash 8-Q300, VH-SCE (c/n 602) Birdsville, was unveiled on June 26 at the company’s maintenance facility at Tamworth Airport, New South

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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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