Luxair

November 4, 2013 - 4:10am

Bombardier announced last month that Luxair, the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, has placed a firm order for a Q400 turboprop and has taken an option on another. Luxair expects to take delivery of the 76-seat airplane next April.

Based on the Q400’s list price, Bombardier values the firm order at $32.2 million. If Luxair exercises its option, the value would rise to $65.78 million, said Bombardier.

October 7, 2013 - 3:10pm

The General Assembly of the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) took place in Salzburg last week with a mixed picture of how airlines are managing, particularly with continued pressure from low-cost-carrier growth and regulatory burdens. In the ERA’s view, Europe has a major problem with central politicians who seem unable to understand the value of regional aviation that local politicians in its many outer regions have little problem appreciating.

July 9, 2012 - 7:23pm

Bombardier Aerospace has signed a nine-year agreement with Canadian airline Jazz Aviation for its Q400 Smart Parts program. According to the manufacturer, Smart Parts provides convenient access to parts using cost-efficient inventory management.

November 1, 2011 - 9:00am

Bombardier Aerospace confirmed in late September that Luxair placed the firm order for four Q400s announced on August 16. The transaction also included options on another four of the big turboprops.

May 9, 2008 - 4:56am

A Luxair Fokker 50 twin turboprop crashed on approach to Luxembourg Findel Airport on November 6, killing 20 of the 22 people on board. The accident happened just after 10 a.m. in thick fog, with the aircraft crashing into wooded, hilly terrain three miles short of the runway and on the edge of the village of Roodt-Syr.

May 7, 2008 - 11:17am

In the first nine months of this year, the U.S. business jet and turboprop fleet suffered 47 accidents, including 12 fatal ones that killed 31 passengers and crew, according to Robert E. Breiling Associates of Boca Raton, Fla. This is a slight decrease in the total number of accidents, but it is a major decline in fatalities vs the same period last year.

February 6, 2007 - 5:06am

In response to oil leaks, Dutch civil aviation authorities have instructed operators of Fokker 50 twin turboprops to check the propellers after each flight. The order was issued early last month and Fokker Services is now developing a Service Bulletin that is expected to be issued before year-end.

December 12, 2006 - 8:34am

The Airholding consortium led by Embraer of Brazil, with EADS as a minority partner, has taken a majority stake in Portuguese aircraft maintenance specialist Ogma, following the latter’s privatization late last year. European Union competition authorities have since approved the ?11.4 million ($14 million) deal, in which a company controlled by the Portuguese government retains the remaining 35 percent of the shareholding.

December 8, 2006 - 6:10am

Luxair, Luxembourg’s one-third government-owned private carrier, is rationalizing its regional-airline fleet and route system to improve productivity and profitability. “We’re restructuring everything, including the network,” Luxair executive vice president Martin Isler told AIN.

November 29, 2006 - 6:51am

German charter operator Cirrus Aviation is joining forces with Luxair of Luxembourg. The alliance will result in Cirrus operating a fleet of 17 executive jets, including various Cessna Citations, Bombardier Learjets and larger aircraft up to the Global Express.

 
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