Bombardier Dash 8

February 9, 2010 - 12:44pm

Field Aviation has signed a contract with Avitrade Belgium to design, produce and install executive interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s. The modifications will include multi-class seating, in-flight entertainment, satcom, custom galley and floor coverings, wood laminates and redesigned lavatories. All completions are undertaken at Field’s Toronto facility at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

February 4, 2010 - 10:02am

The NTSB has ruled that last February’s crash of a Colgan Air Q400 on the outskirts of Buffalo, N.Y., was due to the captain’s inappropriate actions in response to the activation of the stick shaker. Its report, released at a press conference yesterday, said the pilot pulled back on the control column when the shaker activated, placing the twin turboprop into an accelerated aerodynamic stall.

February 2, 2010 - 11:33am

Field Aviation will produce and install custom-designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Q400s under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer. These executive interior modifications will be the first of their kind installed on the turboprop twin. Modification of the first aircraft will begin this month at Field’s Toronto completion center.

February 2, 2010 - 12:49am

Field Aviation (Stand Q97) has been selected to produce and install custom-designed aircraft interiors for two new Bombardier Q400 aircraft under a contract with Avitrade Belgium on behalf of its ultimate customer. The Canadian company said its extensive experience in VIP interior modifications will allow it to tailor each aircraft to the specific needs of Avitrade.

December 29, 2009 - 5:07am

When Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger brought the aft belly skin of his US Airways Airbus A320 into contact with the cold water of New York’s Hudson River on January 15 and pulled off a magnificent emergency ditching after Canada geese had choked the life out of both engines, he restored to the piloting profession an aura of cool skill and professionalism that had been sullied by decades of accidents blamed on pilot error.

December 28, 2009 - 9:30am

When a Colgan Air Q400 crashed on a winter’s night in February, killing all 49 people on board and one on the ground, airframe icing was an early subject of speculation. Reviving memories of Roselawn in 1994, when an American Airlines ATR fell abruptly from a wintry sky while preparing to land, the Q400 crashed into a house on the approach to Buffalo from an altitude of about 2,000 feet on a cold, damp night.

December 28, 2009 - 6:19am

When Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger brought the aft belly skin of his US Airways Airbus A320 into contact with the cold water of New York’s Hudson River on January 15 and pulled off a magnificent emergency ditching after Canada geese had choked the life out of both engines, he restored to the piloting profession an aura of cool skill and professionalism that had been sullied by decades of accidents blamed on pilot error.

December 21, 2009 - 6:18am
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As the anniversary of the Feb. 12, 2009 crash near Buffalo, N.Y., of a Bombardier Q400 regional airliner operated by Colgan Air fast approaches, the U.S. government still hasn’t issued proposed new rules governing fatigue for Part 121 pilots.

October 29, 2009 - 8:26am

Bombardier and ATR each announced orders for a pair of turboprops last month, the Canadian manufacturer from Papua New Guinea’s Air Niugini for NextGen Q400s and the Franco-Italian airframe maker from Libyan Airlines for ATR 42-500s. The Q400 order included an option on a single airplane of the same type. Air Niugini’s fleet now consists of three 26-seat Q200s and three 50-seat Q300s.

August 26, 2009 - 12:00pm
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Bombardier next month plans to start more than a year of testing with the first aluminum-lithium test barrel for the C Series narrowbody that was delivered from Chinese partner Shenyang Aircraft on Monday. Now located at Bombardier’s Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec manufacturing plant, the test barrel represents the main fuselage section of the airplane.

 
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