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Air Baltic recently unveiled its new Airbus A220 simulator at an event in Riga, Latvia. (Photo: AirlineGeeks

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 full-motion Airbus A220 simulator is the most advanced simulator for the type currently in operation. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)[/caption] The airline has invested heavily in the Airbus A220, placing…

A First Look at EgyptAir Express’ A220

The first of 12 Airbus A220-300s that EgyptAir's subsidiary EgyptAir Express will receive has rolled out of Airbus' paint shop in Mirabel, Canada, as part of a fleet overhaul. The order was made back in 2017 when the airline signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Bombardier Aerospace for 12…

Air Tanzania Debuts Airbus A220-300 in Africa

In a historic day both for African aviation and Airbus’ new product, Air Tanzania has flown its first A220 revenue flight. The route for this first flight, with designation TC110, was between Tanzania’s most populated city Dar-Es-Salaam and Mwanza. Air Tanzania is the first customer to operate an Airbus A220…

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…

Welcome A220: Former CSeries Completes Rebranding as Airbus Aircraft

This morning, following a short flight from East Midlands, a brand new Airbus aircraft was shown off for the first time. The aircraft is the first A220-300, formerly known as the Bombardier CS300, with registration C-FFDO. Airbus' newest single-aisle aircraft, the A220 is the by-product of a partnership between Airbus…

The Next Best Option: What is Hawaiian Airlines’ Boeing 717…

While the narrowbody market tends to show the overarching use that the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 can bring to an airline, there are some narrowbody holes that are slowly being exposed as older model aircraft age. One example is the Boeing 757, whose versatility has proven that no one…

Air Baltic Announces Order for Additional Bombardier CS300s

Latvia-based Air Baltic has announced that it has signed for 30 additional Bombardier CSeries aircraft and has also acquired options for 30 more. The total value of the order was placed at about $2.9 billion, based on list price. With an order of 20 CS300s already placed and eight CS300s…

The Brazilian View on Boeing: Embraer Talks

There is a close relationship between Boeing and Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica, globally known as Embraer. However, recently disclosed talks show that the two companies are looking to extend and deepen that bond in some specific product lines. On Dec. 21, a brief press release confirmed that Boeing and Embraer…

Korean Air Receives First Bombardier CS300 Jet

On Friday, Bombardier and Korean Air celebrated the delivery of the first CS300 aircraft to the Asian airline. The Seoul-based airline is the Asian launch customer for the new C Series aircraft family. “This is a very important milestone for the C Series program because it is our breakthrough into…