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Bombardier Secures Firm Order for 10 CRJ900 Aircraft

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that a customer, who has requested to remain unidentified at this time, has signed a firm purchase agreement for 10 CRJ900 aircraft. Based on the list price of the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm agreement is valued at approximately $472 million US. “The modern and fuel efficient CRJ900 aircraft continues to maintain its solid footing and set in...

Bombardier Announces a Definitive Agreement for the Sale of Amphibious Aircraft Program to Viking Air Limited

Bombardier announced  that it has reached a definitive agreement for the sale of its Amphibious Aircraft program to British Columbia-based Viking Air Limited. The agreement covers the Type Certificates for all variants of the aircraft, the CL-215, the CL-215T and the Bombardier 415 aircraft as well as after-market services. The completion of this transaction is subject to the approval of a...

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft Launches Support for C Series Aircraft Operators

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the launch and celebration of the C Series aircraft’s new state-of-the-art Customer Response Centre (CRC) in Mirabel, Québec. The CRC – which is already supporting C Series customers – will provide 24/7/365 access to technical services, engineering expertise and global material services. “As we approach delivery o...

Air Canada Launches Montreal-Lyon Non-stop Service

The arrival of flight AC828 at Lyon-Saint-Exupery airport yesterday morning marks the successful launch of non-stop service between Montreal and Lyon, the only year-round non-stop service between North America and Lyon. Flights will operate five times weekly during the summer and four times weekly during the winter with a Boeing 767-300ER featuring 24 International Business Class lie-flat sui...

Bombardier CS100 Aircraft Awarded Type Validation by both- EASA and FAA

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that its CS100 aircraft has been awarded Type Validation by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) following a comprehensive testing program. The EASA and FAA validations follow the CS100 aircraft Type Certification awarded by Transport Canada in December 2015. EASA’s validation paves the way...

Air Canada Inaugurates Toronto-Warsaw Service

 The arrival of flight AC1926 from Toronto-Pearson at Warsaw Chopin Airport this morning further expands Air Canada Rouge’s presence in Central Europe. The non-stop seasonal service, operating four-times a week, makes Air Canada the only Canadian airline offering non-stop service between Canada and Poland. “We are pleased to add Warsaw, the Polish capital and a European cultura...

Flying Colours Awarded Bermuda DCA Maintenance Approval

Flying Colours Corp. Peterborough, the Canadian MRO, completions, and refurbishment company has received approval from the Bermuda Department of Civil Aviation to carry out maintenance work on business aircraft listed on the popular Bermudan registry. The approval, which was awarded in late May, enables Flying Colours to undertake heavy and line maintenance work on a full range of Bermuda regis...

Canada willing to work with Bombardier on share structure: minister

Canada is willing to "find a solution" with Bombardier Inc as the parties consider the company's dual-class share structure during talks on a $1-billion government fund-infusion, the minister responsible said late on Saturday. The struggling Canadian aircraft maker Bombardier has asked for $1 billion from the federal government to support its new CSeries passenger jet, though sour...

Bombardier seeking bailout because of past 'mistakes,' Brazilian rival says

Bombardier Inc. is seeking government money because of “mistakes” it has made in the past, the newly named chief executive officer of rival Embraer SA said as he warned that Brazil might fight Canada over taxpayer aid offered to the Quebec-based plane maker. “We are competing against the government; we are not competing any more against a private company,” Paulo Ces...

CAE announces ab-initio pilot training and resourcing agreements with commercial airlines

Building on the demand of commercial airlines for more professional pilots, CAE today announces new and extended cadet training agreements. IndiGo: India’s largest and fastest growing low-fare airline has signed a new ab-initio pilot training contract with CAE for the creation of over 200 additional professional pilots through 2018. As part of the airline’s train...

Air Canada passengers re-screened on Toronto tarmac after security lapse in Paris

All passengers on an Air Canada flight from Paris to Toronto were forced to be rescreened on the tarmac after arriving in Canada last Friday after more than a dozen flyers did not receive proper security screening in France before getting on board. The airline said crew aboard Air Canada Flight 881 on June 3 learned mid-flight that 17 of its passengers did not go through the required...

Bombardier C Series Aircraft Historic First Passenger Flight from Dublin to Zurich

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today the successful completion of a C Series aircraft demonstration flight carrying senior executives from about twenty Star Alliance member airlines and media representatives. The historic flight of the innovative C Series aircraft, which features state-of-the-art technologies, departed Dublin at the conclusion of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the In...