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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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Dubai: EgyptAir Selects CS300

EgyptAir has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for up to 24 Bombardier CS300s. The deal, which was announced on day three of the Dubai Airshow, consists of 12 airframes and 12 purchase rights.  If EgyptAir exercises all 12 purchase

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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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CS300 Makes Commercial Debut

Launch customer airBaltic has successfully debuted the Bombardier CS300 on its Riga-Amsterdam service.  The first commercial flight of the type carried 120 passengers, including local media. CEO Martin Gauss said: “airBaltic has been counting down the days to this landmark

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Two-class Q400s for Philippine Airlines

Philippine Airlines will be the launch customer for the two-class 86-seat variant of Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop. A firm order for five aircraft and purchase rights for an additional seven was finalised on December 8. The deal follows a letter of intent

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CRJ900 Order for Chinese Bank

Industrial Bank Financial Leasing has been revealed as the customer behind a previously undisclosed order for ten Bombardier CRJ900 regional jets. The Beijing-based bank initially placed the order on June 20, and the two parties are now working on exploring

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Bombardier Adjusts C Series Delivery Schedule

Delays in the suuply of Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower PW1500G engine have led Bombardier to revise its C Series delivery schedule. The Canadian manufacturer had planned to hand over 15 aircraft by the end of the year but this has been adjusted

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