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ATAG Takes Aggressive Approach to Net-Zero Emissions Initiative

The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) issued a report taking a more aggressive approach to the industry’s net-zero emissions goal. The new goal is to get the industry to a complete net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Prior to this declaration, the industry was set on the goal of cutting CO2 emission by half of the 2005 levels. The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) consists of many different organizations as well as several different aircraft and engine manufacturers. Some of these…

Bombardier Announces Challenger 350 Revamp

Bombardier introduced their super mid-size Challenger 3500 aircraft at their production facility in Montreal on Tuesday morning. The aircraft is a revamp of their already-existing Challenger 350 aircraft, originally introduced in 2014. While maintaining many of the 350’s features relating to performance, reliability and comfortability of ride, the manufacturer looks…

Bombardier Introduces New Pre-Owned Aircraft Program

The business jet manufacturer Bombardier has announced the launch of their new Bombardier Certified Pre-owned aircraft program giving its customers access to premium aircraft, experience and coverage. The program was announced shortly after the publication of their first Bombardier Pre-Owned Market Report — comprehensive data regarding all Bombardier aircraft transactions.…

Final Bombardier CRJ Leaves Assembly

On Sunday, the final Bombardier CRJ aircraft came off the assembly line at the manufacturer's Mirabel plant in Canada, marking the end of the jet’s 30-year history and the closing of the facility. The CRJ-900, registered N840SK, is the 1,945th produced and will be delivered to Delta Air Lines and…

Bombardier Posts Mixed 2020 Results, Announces Learjet Retirement

Bombardier continued its quest for stabilization following a difficult 2020, announcing numerous changes across the company as it seeks to achieve profitability. The most recent casualty will be the Wichita-based Learjet, which will cease production in the fourth quarter of 2021. Asset Disposals Generated Much-Needed Cash Bombardier’s recent asset disposals…

A Look at America’s Airport Automated People Mover Addiction

If you have traveled across America, you have probably heard the calls for, “Welcome aboard the PlaneTrain” or, “This is Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer” at the beginning or end of your trip. These calls have come from automated people movers, or APMs, which create a way to rapidly move passengers…

How Gulfstream’s G700 Flight Test Program Expansion is Set to…

Gulfstream has officially unveiled its reinforcements for the G700 flagship aircraft through its latest advancements and progress of the G700 flight testing program. The program comprises several different tests such as aerodynamics, safety, mechanics and logistics, for the major American aerospace to accurately observe the G700’s flight capabilities. For instance,…

Looking Forward: Embraer’s Uncertainty Continues Weeks After Boeing Fallout

Last month it was reported that the deal between Boeing and Embraer had fallen apart.  It wasn’t a tiny agreement, but rather a huge joint venture worth over $4 billion. The venture was a strategic play by Boeing and Embraer to compete against Airbus in the small aircraft market after…

Mitsubishi and Bombardier to Close CRJ Deal in June

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Bombardier announced on Thursday that they will close their deal for the CRJ aircraft series on June 1. Bombardier is selling the line to Mitsubishi for $500 million whilst Mitsubishi will assume liabilities worth $200 million. Bombardier will maintain CRJ production until the aircraft’s backlog runs…

Big Names Drop Singapore Airshow Over Coronavirus Fears

Although aviation presence has already been hurt by the coronavirus outbreak in Asia, the trend has continued and has now trickled into the Singapore Airshow. Four major aircraft manufacturers have announced they will not appear in the show out of fear of the outbreak or were denied access by the…