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A Porter Airlines Q400 taking off. (Photo: BriYYZ from Toronto, Canada (Monday evening departure) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

Porter Airlines Looking For Pastures New With Embraer E195-E2 Order

In an unexpected move that has revitalized the hopes of fledgling Canadian carrier Porter Airlines, an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2 aircraft with an option for 50 further units has been announced by the Toronto City Airport-based airline and the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. The Embraer E195-E2, nicknamed “The Profit Maker,” is the first jet that will become part of Porter’s fleet, now entirely made up of 29 De Havilland Dash 8-400 turboprop aircraft. Porter had initially ordered 30 Bombardier CS100s…

Aeromexico, Volaris Bolster Fleets with Addition of New Aircraft

Over the course of this month, two of Mexico's largest airlines have announced the incorporation of new aircraft into their fleets, taking the next step toward returning to pre-Covid-19 fleet and passenger numbers as the busy summer travel season takes off. As part of its fleet plan — and the…

Air Montenegro To Launch Inaugural Flight on June 10

Just six months after the demise of Montenegro Airlines in December 2020, the country has a new national carrier ready to fly: Air Montenegro. Incorporated as "ToMontenegro," but marketed as Air Montenegro, the airline secured €4,000,000 ($4.9 million) for startup costs back in January. Now, after a speedy setup, the…

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…

KLM Cityhopper Takes First Embraer E195-E2

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines’ subsidiary KLM Cityhopper has taken delivery of its first Embraer E195-E2 aircraft, registered PH-NXA. The aircraft will be the first of the type in the regional airline’s fleet and is leased from ICBC Aviation Leasing. The delivery took place at Embraer's production facilities in Brazil. The…

American Airlines and JetBlue Launch Codeshare and Numerous New Routes

American Airlines and JetBlue have officially teamed up in the Northeast United States with the launch of a new schedule and codeshare agreement. The “Northeast Alliance” was launched by the two carriers in July 2020, and was approved by the Department of Transportation in January 2021. The deal between the…

Breeze Airways Takes First E190 From Nordic Aviation Capital

One of the newest airlines in the United States has taken another major step towards its first flight. Start-up carrier Breeze Airways has taken delivery of its first Embraer E190 aircraft from Nordic Aviation Capital. In December 2020, the airline took its first Embraer 195 aircraft, registered N190BZ, from Elevate…

Congo Airways Orders Two Additional Embraer E195-E2s

Congo Airways has confirmed a firm order placed for two Embraer E195-E2 jet airliners with the stage set for deliveries in early 2022. The order is accompanied by a mandatory down payment made by the Congolese government while the remaining balance of payments to be made at a later stage…

Embraer Develops HEPA Filtration Kits for Installation on ERJ-145 Aircraft

As the pandemic continues to threaten holiday air travel, airlines and aircraft manufactures are becoming more and more desperate to make passengers feel safe while flying. In particular, one method that has been an effective way of settling the nerves of customers and keeping cabin air clean is the use…

Embraer Begins Research Aimed At Electric-Powered Aircraft

In a time period where there is a huge push for businesses and corporations to be more energy-efficient, the aviation industry has developed its own methods to work to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. The proposals and projects can range from the implementation of new technology and reduction of…