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The Embraer E190-E2 prepares for first flight (Photo: Embraer)

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 the European manufacturer had taken a stake in Canadian manufacturer Bombardier and began marketing its CSeries line of aircraft as the Airbus A220 family This deal was being worked out…

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…

The Looming Chinese Threat to Airbus and Boeing

Earlier this week Canadian company Bombardier made an announcement that it was selling off subdivisions in Belfast, Ireland and Morocco. A plan to further consolidate Bombardier aerospace activities into Bombardier Aviation. While an asset sale like this isn’t completely uncommon, some of the likely bidders should raise eyebrows for some.…

Delta Extends and Increases Airbus A220 Order

Delta Air Lines announced that it has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the A220 by 15 aircraft, elevating the total to 90. This marks the first order of 2019 for the A220. With the deal, Delta is also officially the largest Airbus A220 customer…

Delta Highlights Newest Jet During Event Celebrating Northwest Merger Anniversary

Delta shared a sneak peek of the new Airbus A220-100 to the media Monday during an event in Atlanta to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Delta merger with Northwest. Hundreds of Delta employees lined up for their first chance to see the new aircraft. Delta CEO Ed Bastian delivered…

MRJ Receives Lifeline from Parent Company, Lawsuit from Bombardier

With another week going by, the ongoing Mitsubishi Regional Jet testing program has hit yet another snag that could delay the Japanese jet further. The company has been sued by Montreal-based Bombardier Aerospace for stealing Bombardier testing and aircraft manufacturing practices in recent months. The court case will be held…