TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Caribbean Star/Caribbean Sun

With British West Indies Airways removing its island hopping service in the 1990s, new carriers started to pop up. One of these new carriers was the Antigua and Barbuda based Caribbean Star Airlines. The carrier started operations in the eastern portion of the Caribbean in June 2000 with the use…

Bombardier CS300 Commences European Route Proving Tour

On September 27th, the first Bombardier C Series CS300 for airBaltic kicked off its commercial adventure with the first CS300 landing at Riga, Latvia. The aircraft will be based in Riga and will operate short and medium-haul flights between the airline’s hub and various destinations such as Vilnius, Lithuania, Tallinn,…

Air Canada and Bombardier Finalize C Series Order

Air Canada and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that an order for C Series aircraft has been finalized. The airline originally signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in February 2016 for new C Series aircraft, and today finalized an order for 45 CS300 aircraft with options for an additional 30.…

Delta Makes Major Aircraft Purchase with Bombardier

Delta is continuing its narrowbody fleet renewal with a firm order for 75 Bombardier CS100 aircraft. As part of the agreement, Delta has the option for 50 more aircraft, with the additional opportunity to change the order to the upgraded CS300 at any time. As a result of the CSeries…

ANALYSIS: Why a United Airlines Order For The C-Series Could…

The diverse United Airlines fleet had 256 50-seat regional jets at the end of 2015. A few weeks ago, United announced their order for 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. This will allow the Chicago-based carrier to reduce its fleet of 50-seat aircraft by more than half by 2019. “We are continuing…