Scheduled delivery of the first Project Phoenix CRJ conversion this month marks the introduction of the latest corporate variation of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet Series 200 family.
Fairchild Dornier 328JET
328 Support Services has started work on another Dornier 328Jet conversion from airliner to executive transport. The twinjet, destined for Aviando Services of Miami, is to be converted into a 12-passenger “luxury” aircraft and is scheduled for delivery in October.
at a time when everyone seems to be looking for a bargain, regional jets reconfigured for an executive role–available at considerably less than half the price of
a comparable new airplane–are being widely promoted as just what customers are looking for.
To mark three years of handling aircraft interior design and completion, ExecuJet Aviation Group is broadening its capabilities by moving into bizliner executive cabin completion and refurbishment work. By year-end, the Zurich, Switzerland-based company hopes to add the Airbus ACJ series and the Boeing Business Jet line to its current workload, which consists primarily of Bombardier business jets.
Comtran International said it has been awarded an STC for a 12-passenger executive cabin configuration for the Dornier 328Jet, which is being marketed as the Revolution Series 328.
According to Jordan Jaffe, president of Comtran, the 328Jet provides a unique combination of a large cabin with superb passenger comfort, combined with low acquisition and operating costs.
M7 Aerospace, the company that took control of the U.S. assets of Fairchild Dornier some four months ago, has seen a steady flow of Fairchild Metroliner repair and overhaul work since the FAA granted its repair station certification for the type on June 3. But, as CEO Harold “Mac” Williams related, the company’s aspirations extend far beyond offering support for the 700 or so Metros flying around the world.
Dassault Falcon Jet selected the Nordam Group to manufacture cabinetry for the Falcon 7X. The deal calls for the Tulsa, Okla.-based company to produce full
With components arriving from Spain and Belgium, Fairchild Dornier has begun component integration of its first 728JET 70- to 85-passenger regional jet at its Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany facility.
0Atlantic Coast Airlines ended 13 years of 19-seat aircraft operations when it retired the last of its Jetstream 32 turboprops on December 3. The Sterling, Va.-based airline began shedding the British-built turboprops from its fleet in mid-2000, when it flew 28 of the generally efficient but outdated airplanes to points throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Fairchild Dornier at last month’s NBAA Convention in New Orleans chalked orders for three more Envoy 3s, bringing the order book for the executive-configured high-wing twinjet to 10, according to Dean Rush, president of the company’s corporate aircraft division. To date, eight Envoy 3s have been delivered to customers.