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An Endeavor Air CRJ900 painted in the Delta Connection livery. (Photo: AirlineGeeks)

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 operated by SkyWest Airlines. SkyWest is one of the primary operators of the aircraft, with 371 in the fleet. The regional carrier flies the CRJ on behalf of Delta Air…

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…

Air Baltic Unveils State-of-the-Art Airbus A220 Simulator for Pilot Training

Air Baltic on Tuesday unveiled the newest addition to its fleet, an Airbus A220 simulator. Installed at the airline’s training center in Riga, Latvia, the full-motion simulator features the latest simulator technology that will aid Air Baltic’s pilots when training on the type. [caption id="attachment_38430" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Air Baltic's new…

Revisiting Ogdensburg International Airport: One Year Later

Situated on the St. Lawrence River on the border with Canada, Ogdensburg, N.Y. is a town lost in time. Like many in New York state, the quiet border town’s time has long since passed with a near-constant population decrease since 1930, when the town’s population was at its greatest. Once…

Mitsubishi Acquires Canadair Program from Bombardier

Following the sale of the C Series program to Airbus last year, Bombardier is selling its Canadair regional jet program to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in a deal that includes maintenance and global support facilities from the Canadian aerospace firm. The deal, which will see the Japanese manufacturer take over Bombardier’s…