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Air Canada flight makes emergency landing after hail cracks windshield

An Air Canada flight from Toronto to Calgary was forced to make an emergency landing in Lethbridge, Alta. Saturday afternoon after the aircraft's windshield was cracked by hail. Air Canada spokesperson Angela Mah told The Canadian Press in an email that Flight AC1159 was approaching Calgary when the A320 airbus with 144 passengers on board flew into the hail storm and sustained damage to it...

Bombardier and Government of Tanzania Sign Purchase Agreement for Two Q400 Turboprops

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that the Government of Tanzania has signed a firm purchase agreement for two Q400 turboprop airliners. The aircraft will be delivered with a 76-seat, dual-lavatory configuration and will be used for commercial airline operations in the region. Based on the list price of the Q400 airliner, the firm order is valued at approximately US $62 million....

Air Canada strands passengers in Manchester for two days

Air Canada confirmed Sunday that the passengers stranded in Manchester for two days are now en route to Toronto. The airline said it will be in touch with the affected customers for a full refund. The flight to Toronto was scheduled to leave Friday, but Air Canada had said as many as 197 passengers would have to wait until Sunday before taking off. “We apologize for the extended del...

FUI diverted? Pilots arrested on suspicion of being drunk, police say

Two pilots' alleged tippling delayed a trans-Atlantic Air Transat flight and landed the crew members in jail, police and the airline said. The Montreal-based airline delayed a flight from Glasgow, Scotland, to Toronto on Monday, to the consternation of passengers -- though some changed their tune upon learning that they'd potentially dodged a disaster by not taking off with the reported...

SWISS Launches Revenue Service with State-of-the-Art Bombardier C Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today congratulated launch operator Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) on the successful entry-into-service of the CS100 aircraft. The maiden commercial flight of the CS100 aircraft has departed Zurich for Paris Charles de Gaulle.   “We salute SWISS on the CS100 aircraft’s successful entry-into-service and thank the airline for its outstanding...

David Versus Two Goliaths: Bombardier Takes On Airbus And Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Bombardier which was founded as a snow machine company and grew into a storied aviation firm, was beset by bad management, bad luck and events outside its control as it attempted to leap from a regional jet supplier to the world’s airlines to a serious challenge to Airbus and Boeing BA +2.50% for the low end of mainline jet traffic. Bombardier nearly went bankrupt in the...

Bombardier Delivers First C Series Aircraft to Launch Operator SWISS

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of the first   C Series aircraft. The historic handover to launch operator Swiss International Air Lines (“SWISS”) will be celebrated during a special event with SWISS and Bombardier’s employees alongside government representatives, suppliers and media. “SWISS is proud to be the first airline to take t...

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize Landmark C Series Order for up to 75 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Air Canada announced today that they have finalized a firm purchase agreement consistent with the Letter of Intent (LOI) announced in February 2016. The purchase agreement includes a firm order for 45 CS300 aircraft and options for an additional 30 CS300 aircraft. “I’m pleased to officially welcome Air Canada to our CS300 family of operators as one...

SAMCO Receives Authorized Maintenance Organization Approval for Bombardier C Series Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced  that its Authorized Service Facility (ASF), SAMCO Aircraft Maintenance B.V. has received its C Series aircraft Part 145 base maintenance approval from the Civil Aviation Authority, The Netherlands. This approval recognizes SAMCO as the first Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) in the world, outside of Bombardier’s own manufacturing...

Air Canada Welcomes Modernization of Air Canada Public Participation Act

Air Canada today welcomed the passage of Bill C-10 into an Act of Parliament modernizing in part the Air Canada Public Participation Act that came into effect when Air Canada was privatized 28 years ago. The revised Act allows Air Canada, like other Canadian and international carriers, to determine the location, the volume and type of aircraft maintenance it does, including the work that will be d...

Bombardier announces an agreement with the Government of Québec for a $1 billion US investment in the C Series

Bombardier is pleased to confirm that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the previously announced $1 billion US investment by the Government of Québec in a newly created limited partnership, the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership (the “CSALP”), to which the assets, liabilities and obligations of the C Series aircraft program will be transferred. “We are d...

Bombardier Business Aircraft to Open London-area Service Centre with Heavy Maintenance Capabilities

Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce its plan to establish a new, wholly owned Service Centre in the London, United Kingdom area. The Bombardier Service Centre will offer complete tip-to-tail heavy maintenance capabilities, and will complement the Bombardier Business Aircraft Service and Support Network in the United Kingdom. Located at London Biggin Hill Airport (EGKB/BQH), the...