American Eagle Airlines plans to place nine first-class seats on each of its 25 Bombardier CRJ700 regional jets and ready them for use by July 2, the company announced last month. As part of the service, Eagle will offer complimentary first-class dining service.
Under the terms of an agreement signed by Starlink Aviation and Amax International Aircraft Leasing, Starlink will complete a major maintenance project on a Bombardier CRJ200. The project is anticipated to create eight to 10 new positions at the company’s Montreal location.
Flight testing of Bombardier’s new CRJ1000 resumed on February 13, when S/N 19991 took to the air from the company’s Wichita flight-test center, some five months after a second software “glitch” associated with the airplane’s control-by-wire rudder system grounded the program’s two prototypes.
The pair of CRJ1000s participating in the program’s flight-test program remained grounded last month as Bombardier engineers continued to work on a solution to the software “glitch” that led to a halt in flight testing last September. “The Bombardier CRJ1000 team is entirely focused on the software glitch and additional testing of the rudder CBW (command by wire) system,” a Bombardier spokesman told AIN.
The pair of CRJ1000s participating in the program’s flight-test program remain grounded as Bombardier engineers continue to work on a solution to the software “glitch” that led to a halt in flight testing in September. “The Bombardier CRJ1000 team is entirely focused on the software glitch and additional testing of the rudder CBW (command by wire) system,” a Bombardier spokesman told AIN.
CRS Jet Spares has increased its overall line item inventory level by 33 percent this year, despite the economy, according to founder and CEO Armando Leighton Jr. “The downturn in the economy has provided us with opportunities to increase our inventory and prepare for the future.
A conversion of a letter of intent into a firm order for 22 CRJ700s by American Airlines this month failed to save the jobs of more than 600 employees at Bombardier Aerospace, as the company prepares to move ahead with plans to cut CRJ production rates for its 2010 fiscal year.
Bombardier Aerospace announced yesterday that it will offer its commercial aircraft customers in the Middle East ready access to parts through its existing parts depot at Dubai International Airport.
Bombardier’s CRJ1000 ap-peared on track for certification soon after this week’s Dubai Air Show until the company announced a few months ago that a software glitch would force it to delay approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) until the first quarter of its next fiscal year, starting February 1.
Two competitors with separate programs that convert Bombardier CRJs into executive jets combined forces in March, when Peterborough, Ontario-based Flying Colours acquired JetCorp of St. Louis, Mo.