Bombardier Dash 8

March 19, 2008 - 5:38am

Broadband cabin noise, which can greatly fatigue passengers in even the most finely appointed business aircraft, could be a thing of the past if a new system from Britain’s Ultra Electronics and Qinetiq makes it to market. Early next year the partners are expecting to flight test new-generation hybrid active/passive mounts positioned between the fuselage and cabin trim panels.

February 18, 2008 - 10:50pm

Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has confirmed its interest in the proposed Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) for its planned fleet expansion. “Indeed, we are considering the MRJ, but we are also looking at similar products from Bombardier and Embraer,” said a spokesman for ANA, Japan’s second-largest carrier.

February 11, 2008 - 10:02am

Field Aviation has just won a contract to convert two more Bombardier Q300 twin turboprops for use as platforms for the Japan Coast Guard’s maritime patrol and search-and-rescue operations. The Canadian modifications specialist is already fulfilling a January 2007 contract to supply three of the aircraft.

February 11, 2008 - 8:39am

India’s fast-growing Kingfisher Airlines took delivery of its seventeenth ATR 72-500 last month. The Bangalore-based carrier holds a firm contract for 35 of the twin turboprops, all equipped with ATR’s “Elegance” cabin.

January 18, 2008 - 8:25am

Union officials representing some 1,200 assembly workers at Bombardier’s de Havilland plant in suburban Toronto last month characterized the company’s latest layoff announcement as “a cannon, and not a gun, at our heads.” After talks broke down between the union and Bombardier at the end of January, the company began preparations to move Global Express and Learjet 45 wing production from the Downsview plant to Montreal, where the machinist uni

January 18, 2008 - 8:25am

Union officials representing some 1,200 assembly workers at Bombardier’s de Havilland plant in suburban Toronto last month characterized the company’s latest layoff announcement as “a cannon, and not a gun, at our heads.” After talks broke down between the union and Bombardier at the end of January, the company began preparations to move Global Express and Learjet 45 wing production from the Downsview plant to Montreal, where the machinist uni

December 28, 2007 - 7:40am

Bombardier continues to consider at least two potential developments of its Q Series regional turboprop series under the epithet “Q400X.” Market studies cover a 90-passenger stretched variant with longer, 1,000-nm range and a reduced-length, 56- to 60-seat version.

December 18, 2007 - 7:56am

Both Bombardier and Embraer announced cuts in regional jet production that will see next year’s CRJ200 output fall by 25 percent and total Embraer RJ deliveries by some 9 percent this year and 15 percent next year.

December 11, 2007 - 5:57am

Piedmont Aviation Component Services recently added ATR 42 landing gear to its list of capabilities. Jennifer Giordano, Piedmont landing gear marketing manager, said, “Adding the ATR 42 to our landing-gear menu allows us to service additional equipment for our current customers as well as expand our customer base to include those flying the Dash 8-300.” The company also offers Dash 8-300 landing gear equipment for loan/exchange purposes.

December 10, 2007 - 10:40am

Perhaps the most vital component in Bombardier’s C Series of single-aisle commercial jets will consist not of metal, pneumatics or electrical circuits, but money. By the end of last month the company expected to know the stakes governments would risk, as its February deadline for all to ante up approached. Unwilling to tip his hand, C Series program head Gary Scott wouldn’t reveal the number of U.S.

 
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