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Bombardier Q Series aircraft may soon be able to be serviced in Abu Dhabi

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is in discussions with Abu Dhabi Aviation with the aim of establishing an authorised service facility (ASF) for Bombardier's Q Series turboprop regional airliners. The facility was announced at the Dubai Airshow yesterday. The two parties have signed a memorandum of understanding on the ASF, with final agreement subject to acceptance of commercial terms and...

Swiss role for the new CSeries

Bombardier is showcasing its CSeries regional jet to the Dubai Airshow this week for the first time, as the aircraft prepares for 2016 service entry. Certification of the aircraft is targeted for the end of this year, with Bombardier saying in mid-October that the programme was more than 90% complete. Swiss is due to receive its first aircraft in the first half of next year. The aircraft is...

Bombardier Announces Presence at the 2015 Dubai Airshow

 Bombardier announced today it will touch down at the 29th Dubai Airshow  with an impressive line-up of commercial and business aircraft on static display. The line-up will include the all-new CS100 airliner, Q400 turboprop, CRJ900 aircraft; and three business aircraft – the Learjet 75, Challenger 350 and the Global 6000. Held at the Dubai World Central Airport, members of Bom...

PW PurePower engine for Embraer E-Jets completes flight test program

The Pratt & Whitney PW1900G PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ (GTF) engine for the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft, successfully completed its first flight, initiating the engine's flight test program. The PW1900G engine model, which was assembled at Pratt & Whitney's Middletown Engine Center in Connecticut, flew on Pratt & Whitney's 747SP flying test bed at the co...

Air Canada Inaugurates Non-Stop 787 Dreamliner Service to Dubai

With the departure of AC056, Air Canada inaugurated new service between Toronto and Dubai, the newest addition to its growing international network. The new route will be operated using Air Canada’s most modern aircraft, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring its new cabin interior design with three classes of service, including its next generation, lie flat suites in International Busin...

WestJet reports record third quarter 2015 net earnings

WestJet today announced its third quarter 2015 results, with record net earnings of $101.8 million, or $0.82 per diluted share, as compared with the adjusted net earnings1 of $85.4 million, or $0.66 per diluted share reported in the third quarter of 2014, up 19.2 per cent and 24.2 per cent, respectively, notwithstanding the significant weakening of the Canadian dollar year over year and...

Tough times in Canada

The last few months have been some of the toughest that Bombardier has ever faced. But they have not been the worst. In 1949 Bombardier was close to shutting down completely. The Quebec government decided that it would clear snow from rural roads. It meant customers no longer needed Bombardier’s seven-passenger B7 snowmobile to get around. Now the Quebec government is firmly on the com...

ST Aerospace Signs Cabin Reconfiguration Contract With Air Canada

Singapore Technologies Aerospace (ST Aerospace) has secured a cabin reconfiguration contract with Air Canada, for eight Airbus A330 aircraft.  The first A330 will be inducted in the third quarter of 2016, with the last aircraft targeted for redelivery by the end of 1Q2017. For each of the eight aircraft, ST Aerospace will be installing additional premium economy seats in the aircraft cabin...

Air Canada to Launch Toronto-Seoul Service

Air Canada will launch direct flights between Toronto and Seoul next year, using its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The trans-Pacific route will commence on June 17, 2016, operating daily. Flights will depart Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 1:35 p.m. and arrive at Seoul's Incheon International Airport at 4:20 p.m. the following day. The return service will then leave the...

Canada Said to Consult Obama Before Opening Fighter-Jet Bidding

Incoming Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will consult U.S. President Barack Obama before restarting a process to replace Canada’s aging fleet of combat jets, in a bid to head off damage to relations between the two countries, according to an official familiar with the plans. Trudeau’s Liberals campaigned on abandoning Canada’s plans to buy Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-35...

Flying Colours gains STC for Challenger 604/605

Flying Colours achieved a Supplemental Type Certificate for ADS-B OUT for Bombardier Challenger 600-2B16 (604 and 605) airframes from the US-based FAA. The first aircraft to be fitted with the system, a Bombardier Challenger 605, was completed at their USA facility in late September. The STC will be submitted for validation by both Transport Canada and Europe’s EASA this year. Followin...

Learjet 85 Axed; Bombardier Bizjet Deliveries Flat

Bombardier Business Aircraft confirmed today that it has canceled the Learjet 85 program, citing “lack of sales following the prolonged market weakness” and ending months of speculation that the midsize jet was doomed since being “paused” in mid-January. The Canadian OEM took a $1.2 billion writedown on the program during the third quarter, it said...